Pete had mentioned that there were reports of Waxwings up his way and was I interested? You bet!! So today saw me, prior to dawn breaking, motoring up "north" to meet Pete for (yes - I have to admit it!) a twitch.
Well, thanks to a passing "Birder on a Bike" (is this a new birding cult?) we found them and, as we arrived, they flew off! I managed nothing more than a record shot - in fact I nearly committed the cardinal sin of deleting them before I got them up on the PC; glad I didn't.
That 30 seconds of excitement over, we then headed off for Amwell and, for me, a first visit. I was very impressed at the size of the reserve and also the number and variety of birds. Good stuff!
I managed a few pictures, but the light was dreadful as it seems to be these days (you'll get fed up with my saying this soon).
"After Amwell" (that sounds like a film title!) we headed off for lunch, and to get warm again. We had a great meal at the Rainbow and Dove - nice one Pete :D
Here we go:
Male Reed Bunting
Female Reed Buntin
Great Crested Grebe
(I hadn't noticed that it had been ringed until I got the picture up on the PC)
An excellent day
(and one that also brought my year list up quite respectably.)
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