Sunday, 28 August 2011

Far Ings 28-8-11

Mandy & Myself decided to go and stake out the Kingfishers,With the alarm set for 4am It was a early start arriving at Ness Hide around 6am with Don Davis,Howard Booty,Dave Allen already set up and Clare Drewell not far behind us,The Grey Heron was sitting in front of the hide with a golden glow on him from the early morning sun.
With only a short time passing an adult female Kingfisher came and perched up on the dead bush and decided it was safer to perch on a new post due to the wind but only stayed around for a few minutes,passing the time away for the next performance other birds Gadwall,Teal,Cormorant,Lapwing,Sand Martin,Reed Warbler & Reed Bunting was noted.
A few hours passed when a juvenile female Kingfisher came in giving the best photo's and views as she sat on the closest perch holding on for her life as the wind had really picked up by now & I think Mandy had eaten all of her marmite on toast by now aswell YUK :).
We stayed until 13.00 adding a juvenile Water Rail to the list along with Common Darter & Migrant Hawker being the only Dragonflies.
Grey Heron

Common Darter

House Sparrow


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