Following on from yesterday afternoons Diver search I received a text this morning from Kev informing me of a Great Northern on the main lake at RV. Oh damn and blast (is that OK Colin) I was about 16 hours too early. On arrival it was showing fairly well but then the heavens opened so after a quick video session with a borrowed camera from the Rangers we left.


video

Once it had dried up I went back to try and get some more respectable photos as the first batch were a pile of excrement (again Colin).


Late afternoon I paid another visit to Pit-house West. The amount of rain that had fallen in such a short time was incredible and the levels on the Bittern Pool were around a couple of feet higher than normal. It was clear that the Bittern wouldn't be on the lower pools as they had turned into a temporary river. After wading across the slipway I picked up the Bittern sat in the open on the remaining bit of suitable feeding habitat. Despite it moving back in to the reeds it remained on view for about an hour. At one point it moved off to the right only to reappear from the left - two birds? The two bird theory was strengthened more when at dusk one bird ran strongly into the reeds only for a second (?) to fly up a few metres to the left and drop into roost.

3 comments:

Alan Tilmouth said...

Like the 'green' shot Mark very Hugh Harrop.

Mark said...

How very dare you Mr T are you suggesting that I managed tgis shot by blasting my IPod at it??

Colin said...

Much better Mark, except that I always think that "excrement" sounds even worse than "sh*t"!!

Colin