Friday, October 12, 2007

Missing Warbler

A rare Blyth's reed warbler was reported locally at Red Rocks. Its not often I go to rare bird sightings as I prefer to work away from the crowds. Crowded it was, with numerous scopes surrounding the reed bed and waiting for a glimpse. I decided not to bother and wandered further along the reedbed as the late sun was creating great light. I came across a couple of birds in range, a female stonechat.
She was flying between different reed stems and catching flies emerging from the reeds. This is a moment of take-off and en-route to the next insect.
The other bird was a male reed bunting in winter plumage

The warbler will just have to wait until another time.

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