Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Sorry, More Kingfisher Pics!

Bog Standard Kingfisher (c) 2009 Michael Flowers Rear View (c) 2009 Michael Flowers
Entering the Water (c) 2009 Michael Flowers
Hovering (c) 2009 Aileen Urquhart
Flying (c) 2009 Tony Robinson
Little Owl (c) 2009 Tony Robinson
Long-tailed Tit (c) 2009 Michael Flowers
Great Spotted Woodpecker (c) 2009 Aileen Urquhart
[Very] Shaggy Ink Cap (c) 2009 Aileen Urquhart
The Kingfisher performed for both sessions again today, but came closer to the hide in the morning. We almost certainly saw a Cetti's Warbler in the afternoon, but both sessions saw a Smew (Red Head). Other birds seen were pretty much as expected, although the 11.10 am Barn Owl was a bit of a surprise after a dry and still night. A Bullfinch was heard, as were many Goldcrests. Golden Plovers & Lapwings flew over, and one participant had a close encounter with a Buzzard on a building. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a camera! This was our first visit to this location, which failed to secure a view of a Treecreeper. Wildfowl seen: Goldeneye, Wigeon, Shoveler, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, etc. 39 species in the morning with Buzzard & Cetti's extra for the afternoon, plus Tony & Miles had a Little Owl in their lunch hour! The afternoon session was marked 10/10 by Carol.

1 comment:

Say Sorry With Flowers said...

Sounds like you have much more success than me! Thanks for sharing