Two blogs in almost as many days. It won't last.
A couple from last month I found lurking on the hard drive.
Singing Reed Bunting.
Similar to one I've posted before, but it is different.
A mellow Yellow Wagtail
and now for some recent stuff.
Avocets taking a drink
One of those birds that always confuses me. I proudly announced to the warden at Frampton, "I've found a Spotted Redshank"
"It's a Ruff", he replied.
Aaargh, bugger. So it is.
Like a Curlew, but smaller, and with a shorter bill.
He's the one with the blood red bill. I know this one, because there was one there, and amongst all the Black-headed Gulls, he was the only one with a black head.
(this birding malarky can be hard at times)
Little Ringed Plover
He was showing off to the female. She's on the right.
How do I know?
(sometimes it's easy)
And the star bird of the day .............
The aptly named, Spoonbill.
I overheard a conversation this morning in a bird hide. Very recently a MEGA turned up at a local reserve.
That's a bird that is rarer than rare. Some initial confusion to begin with, (at first), of it's true identity.
Until this birder put them right. He knew what it was. He's seen lots before. He's done this, done that ...... I was getting a bit bored by his tales of 'I am', and then he came out with, ' I let all the TOP birders know ........'
At this point I had to leave.
Enjoy the rest of your week.