Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Halcyon day at Strumpshaw Fen!

Great little session at the Fen this morning: despite the cool wind and rain squalls, I managed to see (and photograph!)  Kingfisher, adult and juvenile Water Rail, lots of Egrets, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, ten Ruff and two Little Owls! A couple of Swifts and two House Martins were drifting listlessly over the River Yare.....

I virtually had the place to myself, apart from Liz Dack, her charming friend and one other photographer. Despite all the drivel that's been posted on Bird Forum lately, our chatting and photography did not drive the birds away: far from it! The Rails and Kingfisher fed in front of Fen Hide for over a quarter of an hour.


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