Wednesday, 17 June 2009

A Close Shave!

Bearded Tit (c) 2009 Aileen Urquhart
Marsh Harrier (c) 2009 Aileen Urquhart
Common Tern (c) 2009 Tony Robinson
Cormorant & Common Tern (c) 2009 Tony Robinson
Cormorant (c) 2009 Aileen Urquhart
White Bryony
Bottoms Up!
Aileen was trying out her new camera today, and a very common, easy to see bird, came & posed only a few feet from her new stonking lens. Hence, the first picture! Another was seen by a couple of people after lunch when it flew towards the main hide & perched in the open for several seconds. Apart from that the other bird of the day was a Kingfisher, which we saw from the Hotel hide in the afternoon and we also heard a Cetti's Warbler in the morning only. An Avocet flew up river during the afternoon; but other birds were a little thin on the ground because of the fairly constant drizzle. A chap was monitoring Bitterns for the RSPB for 4 hours. Apparently, there have been relatively few females seen this year, so there may not be so many breeding pairs on the Humber this year, shame!

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