This is mainly a record of some of the birds I've seen. Many of the images are, at best, record shots.
Sunday, 16 April 2017
And once again I found it - this time deeper in the reeds.
Two male and two-three female Little, three Spotted and the Baillon's Crake are still busy in the pool. Almost impossible to take a photo the Baillon's with its head sunlit.
The chubby Spotted Crakes don't mind coming out of the shadows.
Distant views of Montagu's Harrier
and Great Reed Warbler (distance and heat haze = record shots)
In the last 48 hours two wonderful summer breeders have arrived on site: Rufous Bush Robin
Bee-eaters are looking for nest sites.
Here's something I didn't know - I had always assumed that sunbirds used their long bills to probe for nectar down the throat of the flower
Had a quick look for wagatils at the composting site but the piles were being turned so I left.
Finally a gorgeous blue flower - looks like Cichorium endivia but with fewer petals.
And a lucky shot of a dragonfly as I was waiting for the crakes to come out.
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