Wednesday, 31 August 2011

With actual birds in. Well, one bird.

I'm off work for a few days, so I made constructive use of the time today to continue to work on my active and healthy lifestyle.


Birdwise all was fairly quiet. There was lots out there I'm sure, but it was all hiding in the long grass. I got very lucky and chanced on half a dozen or so Snipe that decided to break cover for the couple of seconds my scope was on their particular patch of reeds, but on the bird front really the reserve was very quiet. A solitary Black Tailed Godwit was conspicuous by its presence.

Wader passage.

Everything else.


Today was all about two things for me. First of all, my first chance at a phone scope with my shiny new Galaxy S II. Depressingly, this is actually far better than the attempt with my DSLR, even when mounted on a tripod using liveview to focus:


The best bit though was spending 10 minutes standing still while the bushes rustled and being rewarded with this:

Go on, ask what the difference between a Weasel and a Stoat is. Dare you.


There were a couple of Weasels showing their faces in the same spot today - the bridge between the forested area and the Ken Barret hide - and I'd encourage anyone to stop for 5 minutes and see if they come out to play. Fantastic stuff.