Wednesday 3 July 2013

Love Birding

Don't you just love birding? So in the last week I have tramped around farm fields surveying breeding birds, stood in a wood in the dark straining my ears for the squeak and grunt of a Woodcock (without success!) and dashed into a car park near York station to look for a tiny migrant singing from the top of a city building. Oh, and driven out to a tranquil Filey early in the morning to see a lost but content Nearctic duck. Surely there is no hobby better than this!

Adam Hutt, Jack Ashton-Booth and Andy Walker watching a Black Redstart, with the York Eye, Station and Bar Walls in the background. 2nd July. Bottom photo - how the bird looked in June - thanks to Jack for the photo.

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