"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Once "bittern" twice shy!

Guiding today & Holme served up some great birding! 6 Marsh Harrier, showing off nicely in the skies some display & some nest material carrying. Kingfisher female perching beautifully in fantastic light. A great morning was capped off when a Bittern was spotted walking in a dyke just in front of the hedgerow and we had great views before it flew back off to the main reed bed, my 2nd sighting but much better than the first! See pic below.

200+ Golden Plover on grazing marsh, c80 Snow Bunting in dunes. Point blank views of both Short-eared Owl & 3 Barn Owl, with one Barn owl 6'0 away from the minibus perched at Redwell!

Peregrine & a very fast & speeding Merlin towards dusk!

Fieldfare, Redwing, Song & Mistle Thrush all together in paddocks for first time this winter.

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