My first visit to Stithians Reserve was to-day 31st of March , and I may have been an April fool to choose today to go to Stithians, as in my home town we had an Alpine Swift.Ah well it wasn't to be and as usual I always miss the migrants .
What an excellent place Stithians is, and all down to the valiant efforts of the CBWPS Warden. The following photo's are all from the Southern cut-off hide and are only of the regular sitings but intriguing to me as I haven't seen a Bullfinch in ages, and the snipe has been a target bird to photograph .Also the water rail even only fleetingly was great to see and photograph. Part two of this blog will be tomorrow (hopefully) as I took some photo's of a major disagreemant between three coots. A blow by blow account. Click on the images to enlarge
Reed Bunting Bull Finch
male Hen Harrier - one from a few weeks back that I had overlooked as they were pretty poor -- a brief fly by at Manby Flashes - the only male I have seen this winter
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