Friday, 13 April 2012

One Down, Ten To Go

It seems I only had to ask – after my last post listing 11 species I’d like to see in the county this spring, one has turned up already – a splendid Black-winged Stilt at Rutland Water this afternoon! To begin with it looked like we were going to be firmly in ‘World’s Worst Rarity Photo’ territory...
...but fortunately it soon came closer to Dunlin hide and provided some reasonable photo opportunities:




Right, what’s next?

3 comments:

Hooded Birder said...

Nice shots, much better than the turds I managed!

and I must say I particularly enjoyed the first twitter notification this afternoon, it may aswell have read, "shitting hell, theres a Black winged Stilt on Lagoon 4,fooking get involved"

The Leicester Llama said...

Thanks Andy. Yes, I was lucky in that it came pretty close to Dunlin hide while I was there. Glad you caught up with it - I'd be surprised if it's there tomorrow. Although I said that about the Buff-breast as well...

beast said...

Particulary like last pic of bird Andy...nice reflections..!

Strange how 'out of place' birds get so much hassle...as with the gulls chasing this Stilt off...