Sunday, 5 August 2012

An surprisingly decent morning.

Early Sunday morning I thought I'd better go out as I'd stayed in for a few days doing the garden.I decided to go out to Shustoke reservoir and not to go to Marsh Lane my usual Sunday morning haunt.This was nearly a major error.

Driving through Maxstoke I saw this chap just past the ruined abbey on a telegraph pole.First one I'd seen for a few years.Parked up went into stealth mode rattled off a couple of shots but it flew off. Bugger!!!!!






I didn't give up and located it again on top of one of the ruin walls.






Pushing my luck I got a bit closer and got a couple of the best Little Owl shots I've taken.









On the drive back I received a text from Nic Barlow :  " Temminck's Stint from Oak hide." Luckily Marsh Lane was on my way back so off I went.There were several of the local top birders in the hide when I walked in and they were in deep discussion re the bird's ID.My contribution was "Where exactly is the bird?"

It was decided that it was a Pectoral Sandpiper rather than a Temminck's but still a great bird and great to see.Far too far off for my lens to get a decent shot but here are a couple of record shots.










It flew around the railway pool a lot and I managed a couple of flight crappographs.











5 comments:

Pete Walkden said...

Super little owl shots Max. That's a juvenile too. I ended up going to Grimley on Sunday for the great whit egret. Worth a trip - as there are hobbies around too.

Steve Seal said...

Nice Little Owl mate,

Max Silverman said...

Cheers chaps.

Christian said...

Well done on the LO Max - you rode your luck well there.

Max Silverman said...

Cheers Christian.