Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Sad, but True, I twitched the Eagle Owl!

Couldn't resist going to Hunstanton to try and see the Eagle Owl which has been present for a few weeks (managing to get into the local press before any birders knew anything about it!) and it was actually well worth it! Having walked past it the first time, I found it perched between some chimney pots, not moving, except to rotate its head every so often!

It was only when I looked at the pictures that I noticed that it was 'perched' on what was presumably going to be its' lunch!

From here I moved onto Titchwell, for what was surprisingly my first visit since the new Parindar Hide was constructed. For those that don't know, it is an amazing, somewhat 'space age' structure, that has more of a feel of a command centre than a hide - the all new 'super hide'!

Two each of distant Temminck's and Little Stint were noted amongst the magnitude of Avocet (I wonder how long it will be before this species is noted as a pest to other breeding birds!) and fewer Oystercatcher. There were good numbers of Common Sandpiper and a group of Bar-tailed Godwit joined the throng. Three resplendent summer Grey Plover and a few brick-red Black-tailed Godwit were present. It was good to see a Number of Little Tern, as well as the pair of Garganey. A Little Ringed Plover showed well. All this to the resounding booming of a Bittern.

Marsh Harriers continue to fascinate me and I continue to try to take some in-flight (in-focus) pictures and am yet to succeed!

I was also fortunate enough to have brief views of the Montagu's Harrier and a distant Spoonbill.

My favourite picture of the day!

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1 comment:

  1. Okay, so 100% escape, as it has been identified as an Indian / Bengalise Eagle Owl!