4 Jan 2010

A birthday treat.

A quick trip down to Parkgate this evening as a treat to myself paid dividends when a female Marsh Harrier flew through without stopping - just enough light for a record shot!

The light was pretty spectacular for photography giving a very atmospheric feel. With 200+ Pinkfeet, Hen Harrier and three Short-eared Owls it was a real mid-winter birding bonanza.

With a supporting cast of Raven, Stonechat, Little Egret and plenty of wildfowl even the -3C temperature couldn't deter me from staying until it was really dark.


keithd said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday Phil


Phil Woollen. said...

Thanks Keith. I always try and get a bit of birding done on my birthday and the marsh Harrier was totally unexpected.

Devon 2010 Year Listing Team said...

Hi Phil. Happy New Year and all the best for 2010. Going for a Devon year list this year and decided to do a blog. Hope all is well, we will have to catch up soon.


Phil Woollen. said...

Same to you Ash. Al doing Cheshire year list but I'm afraid he won't beat a certain stringer who's also doing one.