Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Back To Birding

Saturday 03:30 me and filthy twitcher Lethbridge travel down to the New Forest in search of the Black Stork that had taken up residence, a crack of dawn start was essential as the bird was seen to roost in a favourable tree which when we arrived assumed we was in the right place but later on realised we were 300yds to far north!! not to be out smarted we then began to walk the favourite enclosure along the stream and flushed the bird from a boggy area and had stonking views as the bird climbed out the clearing and circled the wooded valley, shame both our camera's were still in our bags!!

We tracked the bird again and had distant views as it flew further up the valley.

Common Redstarts were in song along with Woodlark and Tree pipit, and also had a male Goshawk at the usual site, all this before lunch so we headed home for some browny points.

many thanks to Jono for keeping me awake for the trip !

Sunday: Barking Bay: 2 Whimbrel and a Greenshank were new for the year as was Reed Warbler.

Monday: Barking: 14 trilling Waxwings was a nice surprise outside the flat this evening, all to brief though!

Tuesday: Barking Bay: the good run continues as i find a female Ring Ouzel at dusk and added Cuckoo for the site.

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