Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Red-flanked Bluetail

Dirty post work twitching. I am down in the South West at the moment and a prompt finish meant plenty of time to see my 4th individual of this formerly cosmic rarity. Pete and Chris were taking the googly-eyed chat in for the first time so a little dell aside a stream seemed an unlikely spot for a significant twitch. Only a couple of muppets in day glo jackets breaking the skyline and blocking in the bird were noted. With L series lenses naturally...

The day before a quick trip to Ham Wall/Shapwick etc revealed three Great White Egrets and 3 Marsh Harriers plus the showiest Cetti's Warbler I have ever seen. It really was a cracker.

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