Wednesday, 24 February 2010

UPTON WARREN

(couldent think of a good name for the post)
18/02/10
moor's pool
OMG
a young birder was on site.......


i mean even younger than me.....


amazing


anyway..........
a bullfinch few over the path calling.
on entering the east hide, the little egret was still out in front and still showing superbly, but as i had over 200 photos from the previous visit, i was more intent on scanning for birds:

the egret was showing just outside the hide again, but i did notice it was spending MUCH more time to the left of the hide in the small area reeds along the bank....

then i started scanning the ducks in the lake........
shoveler, shoveler,shoveler,shoveler,teal,pochard,shoveler,pochard, WIGEON, ive got a drake WIGEON here. got the remaining 3 people in the hide onto the bird:




video


14 CURLEW were outside the hide again before flying off north, onto the fields to feed, 18 COMMON SNIPE were dotetd around the islands, and banks:



video


2 GC GREBES were displaying beind the islands being particularly vocal today.........



after a couple of hours, with the bittern still refusing to show we decided to leave as we were getting quite cold now......


in the trees opposite lifestyles, a male SISKIN was showing in a flock of goldfinch....


just as we were about to leave tim arrived(after a few txts from me earlier), a quite awkward moment followed, he and his dad asked if anything was seen and i told them wigeon, the egret and the siskin.


nice to meet you btw tim


MB

2 comments:

Angie said...

Great post. Love the videos.

midlands birder said...

thks for the comment angie,
glad you like the video's
MB