Friday, 30 March 2012

Minsmere 29th March

With news emerging of 2 Penduline Tits photographed at Minsmere on Monday I spent a few hours after work trying to search them out. The photographer snapped them feeding on Reed mace near South Hide, so I headed here first. I diligently looked at each stand of reed mace but drew a blank, but I did find a pair of Garganey tucked away feeding on the pools south of South hide. I decided to spent the last hour of daylight in Bittern hide as I had yet to see one this year. About 20 minutes after getting in the hide a lone bird slowly emerged from the reed edge and began feeding.

Garganey, the female showing the distinct head pattern nicely.
Bittern feeding in the late evening.

Feather detail of Pheasant

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