Friday, 1 February 2008

Bitterns and more scarce water birds

Bittern Norfolk Coast. Sometimes birds just decide to ignore the rulebook and don't hide in reedbeds like they are supposed to !!!!! Often the best views of Bitterns can be brief flight views over a large reedbed,.Not on this day !!!

Spoonbills Blacktoft Sands

Squacco Heron Erith Cambs.

Red Necked Phalarope Kelling

Wilson's Phalarope Grafham Water Cambs. Very much the rarest of the Phalaropes.Not only that but also a male bird in striking plumage.

Red Breasted Geese Snettisham.Nice of them to turn up on the doorstep after spending a cold and fruitless day looking for them around Wells

Sabines Gull Cley. A very smart juvenile bird that lingered. Ironically these pictures were taken only a few days after finally managing to pick up distant views of another Sabines past Holme while seawatching from the Dunes

White Rumped Sandpiper Grafham Water Cambs. Not the first I had seen but easily the most tame and approachable, as the pictures demonstrate !!!

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