Friday, 12 October 2012

Raddy, Steady, Go!

Yesterday morning we had just arrived at the point when the call came that a Radde's Warbler was to be released in 15 minutes, did my group want to see it?  Bearing in mind it was a bird none of them had even heard of, and it didn't appear to be mentioned in their bird books, the answer rather unsurprisingly was yes!  We only just made it back in time, but the "student's" were very well pleased with their experience.  After the bird's release Paul answered questions about the bird's origin, age, and the flight path which it should have been following.

The rest of the day was spent finding the best birds that were available.  The afternoon highlight was probably watching the wading birds at Chalk Bank.

Radde's Warbler (c) 2012 Phil Todd
[plus Janet's chin]
 Radde's Warbler
 Radde's Warbler (underside) (c) 2012 Richard Whateley
 Little Egret (c) 2012 Richard Whateley
 Stonechat (c) 2012 Richard Whateley
 Herring Gull
 Brent Geese

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