Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Water Vole and hovering Kingfishers at Strumpshaw!

I guess most birders have watched a Kingfisher hovering, but - to non-birders - it's quite a surprise to see just how well and for how long they can do it! I timed this one (using exif data) at 32 seconds!

I had a short spell at the Fen this morning, starting at 7.00am and finishing at 10.00. The usual Mötley Crüe were there, hoping for Bearded Tits - but they failed to appear! Apart from the Kingfishers (three!) and the regular Water Rail it was fairly quiet: the Water Vole showed well, while Mistle Thrush, a pair of displaying Sparrowhawks and three Buzzards were best of the rest. Still lots of Willow Emeralds about!

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