Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Green Woodpecker. Thompson's Wood, Wollaton. Sat at the top of a Sycamore and hardly moved as the tree swayed in the strong wind before flying off through the trees towards the lake. The lack of red below the eye makes this a female bird.
Female Goosander swimming up the Trent at Attenborough. It dived frequently gradually increasing the distance between itself and me.

Bittern. Attenborough, wet marsh. Walking back to the car I took the wet marsh path and scanned the reeds on the opposite side. This turned out to be an amazingly lucky moment as I caught sight of a Bittern moving slowly along the edge behind a screen of reeds. I watched it for a good ten minutes before it disappeared into thicker reeds.

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