Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Flushing Meadows!

10th April - a quick mid morning visit en route elsewhere with kids in tow and still managed a year tick!

2 Common Terns were resting up on the spit and a Willow Warbler was singing on the west bank as we made our way down the west side, over the railway and onto the meadow.  I spied a couple of wagtails at the far side of the western meadow, one of which looked suitably pale grey enough for a closer look.  Sure enough, a nice White Wagtail was happily feeding, allowing a quick record shot just before my daughter managed to become stuck in a muddy pool and fall over, drenching herself and flushing the bird! So we had to bid a hasty retreat to the washing machine.

Hoping for a better record, but this was one of 2 shots taken before it flew off.  You can just about see the concolorous pale grey mantle and rump/upper tail.

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