Only two days left of 2014, so I went to the WaterWorks hoping that there would be a Bittern waiting there for someone with a camera. Sadly, there wasn’t.
But there was a Cetti’s Warbler mooching about (on the ‘big boring bed’ that has recently developed into a ‘potentially quite interesting bed’), letting me get glances of him through my bins. Of course, he was adamant that he was not going to be photographed. I respect that. I think if I was a bird (I do think about that), I could be a Cetti’s. I bet they don’t have a Facebook account either.
On my way out of the WaterWorks, a flock of around twenty Fieldfare flew over towards the paddocks, so I couldn’t resist a wee peak. It was thrush central! There were scatterings of Redwings, Fieldfares, Mistle Thrushs and Blackbirds everywhere.
I tried to snap some, but my fingers felt like they were experiencing the early onset of frostbite and I failed miserably.
Must buy better gloves.
GH - @leevalleybirder
|The now 'Possibly Quite Interesting Bed'.|
|Where the Cetti's was.|
|Blue Tit (gotta give the little guys some time)|
Significant stuff seen
Long-tailed Tit flock