Thursday, 22 December 2016

Running out of fingers

Thursday 22 December 2016

The count for Little Egrets on the Ewelme Watercress Beds has reached 4 and there were 2 Water Rails and a Green Sandpiper. The beds are beginning to come into their own with the warm water attracting birds. All we need is a bit more cold weather and we might even get a Snipe or two!

Why do Water Rails like dark places where my camera leaves something to be desired.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Just in the nick of time

Saturday 17 December 2016

I had just about given up hope of a Water Rail turning up before the end of the year but in the gloom this morning there it was, albeit briefly. If it hadn't arrived it would have been the first time since 2001 that one hadn't turned up during the last 3 months of the year. Also there today green Sandpiper and Little Egret and the usual handful of Grey Wagtails.