Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Rye Meads

Spent a few hours this morning at the RSPB reserve of Rye Meads.
There were two Garganey present-they had been here for a week or so, along with several Green Sandpiper. Several broods of Little Grebe in front of the Draper hide, including four very young ones hitching a lift from a parent.
Watched the Kingfisher feeding young, and also a Heron preening..
Lots of Migrant Hawkers around too, as well as Brown Hawker.


Anonymous said...

That's a great shot of the Heron preening - looks like a Dickensian cricket umpire signalling a wide (if cricket was played in Dickens' day).

Phil Bishop said...

Had a few good shots of it posing. Looked like it was doing Tai Chi at times, stretching one wing then the other, kneeling (not strictly speaking what bird do, I know) then getting up again, all in slow motion.