In the nearly 8 hours we spent there we found 64 species, a little on the low side we thought, but then again we weren't really going for it big time! We found some star birds, with the likes of GREAT WHITE EGRET, GLOSSY IBIS, BITTERN, MARSH HARRIR and PEREGRINE but when you spend much of your birding life on an inland patch, as I do, a great deal of what I saw took on the status of star bird!
I was taking much interest in the Migrant Hawker Dragonflies, of which there were dozens about, with one seemingly perched on every bush, allowing a few photo's to be taken, just as well really, as few birds were showing close enough to photographed. Still, it was very enjoyable day out :-)
This young MOORHEN proved to be the only bird image I took today
In yesterdays blog entry I mentioned that the Sparrowhawk was in my garden as I was writing the post. I managed to take a quick burst of photographs of it, but this one was in poor light and the pose was a bit comical!