I saw it a few days later of course, after meeting up with Martin and his son. Luckily it was still there, but it was far out in the middle of South Lake, making me once again regret not owning a swanky spotting scope.
|It's a poor shot of a Greenshank, but it's a first for Longham.|
I headed off to Longham for my birthday on the 31st of August, but aside from a fleeting glimpse of a Jay (my first for the year) it was relatively quiet. I watched a Kestrel hunt for a few moments, but a momentary swell of rain saw us all running for the car. The Garganey would have to wait.
|Kestrel, hunting over the lakes. Lovely looking bird.|
I did find the Ruff though, as well as a Willow Warbler, which was another new bird for me.
|Here's the Ruff, with some Black-Headed Gulls for scale.|
The Ruff now puts me at 153 photographed birds for the blog :)
|A rather fuzzy Wood Warbler.|
|One of several Chiffchaff I saw.|
|One of the farm cats was on the prowl.|