Friday 18 October 2013

Besor Reservoir IV

Another quick trip to Besor Reservoir this morning. As usual my favourite pool delivered the goods. Nothing too rare or unusual but fantastic views. Bluethroats are really common at the moment but, for me, they've always been a pleasure to see. There were many around this single pool and probably the most numerous bird I saw this morning. Here are two that moved out of the shadows long enough to photograph.

Sitting quietly usually pays off - after a few minutes of Bluethroats this passage/wintering Common Kingfisher added yet another splash of blue and red to the scenery.

Superb views of Moustached Warbler . . .

The Cetti's Warblers were quiet today but still visible.

Ichneumon attempting to hide behind a reed.

On the way back this Southern Grey Shrike provided some extra interest to the newly arrived Stonechats. 

And this latish juv Red-backed Shrike was good to see, accidentally (I guess) choosing a background that very well complemented its vermiculation.

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