Wednesday, 25 March 2009

The Final Lap[wing]

Redshank (c) 2009 Michael Flowers
Lapwing (c) 2009 Maurice Gordon
Shape Shifter (c) 2009 Michael Flowers
Teal (c) 2009 Maurice Gordon
Female Teal (c) 2009 Maurice Gordon
Drake Teal (c0 2009 Michael Flowers
Record shot of Weasel (c) 2009 Michael Flowers
Rook (c) 2009 Michael Flowers
Strong winds today, so the original venue was dumped for the perennial standby location. We managed extremely close views of Redshank, and Teal from the hide on Dryham Lane, but the passerines were quite difficult to see in the blustery conditions. There was also no sign of the usual Green Woodpeckers. A pair of Wigeon were visible on Island Lake in the morning; whilst both sessions managed to glimpse Snipe. The aerobatic display of the Lapwing is a very welcome sight at this time of year, and they didn't seem to be put off by the wind. They would make a good subject to photograph on a day with better light. That's the final Wednesday session until next term.

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