Wednesday, 28 August 2013

August 2013 Cormorant forest bird?

Had a trip to the Forest of Dean on the bank holiday Monday.  First stop Canop Ponds.  One thing I did not expect to see was this Cormorant fishing.  May not be the fisherman's best friend but still great to see drying out in the sunshine in this classic pose.

Cormorant drying out in the sunshine

Sunday, 18 August 2013

August 2013 Spoonbill Slimbridge Gloucestershire

I remember seeing this bird in bird books when I was a young boy.  It seemed one of the birds that would only ever be in books.  It's great to see this one regularly at Slimbridge Gloucestershire even though it spends most of its time asleep.



Tuesday, 6 August 2013

August 2013 Little Miracle Willow Warbler

On last years holiday we went to the Gambia which entailed a flight across the Sahara Desert.  Looking down from the plane the sand and baron wilderness seemed to go on for ever.  Its amazing to think that the Willow Warbler  weighing 7-15 grams migrates across this vastness to breed in our country.
Sometime between now and October he will return to sub-Saharan Africa.
Good Luck on this amazing journey!!!
Willow Warbler