I haven’t taken a decent digiscoped still for a few weeks! But I’m happy enough with these few snippets of video spliced together, including yesterday’s Garganey and a couple of the Short-eared Owls at Marshside. Click the HQ button on the player for higher quality, if it’s visible.
I’ve cut this file to MP4 as well, and it looks and sounds far, far better on an iPod than it ever will on YouTube. If anyone wants a copy let me know and I’ll find somewhere to upload it to and link it.
Sunday 1st February 2009 on the corner of Battersby Road and Forshaw Street. Bones & I jumped the first
Miseryrail Merseyrail northern line train of the day, changed at Liverpool South Parkway, and had this lot in the can by 11am. There were around 37 birds altogether.
We then went on briefly to Moore nature reserve, which was superb – Willow Tit and Green Woodpecker were good for us.
Just an hour at the marsh to clear my head today. I saw three Wheatear round the sandplant – some were reported yesterday on http://www.marshsidebirders.com so these were the first for me this year, but not for the site. Merlin perched up on Crossens outer late on as the light was going, and avocets hard at it in their attempt to take over North Meols. The light had gone by the time the Merlin fulfilled all our wishes, swooping down to tear the avocets to shreds. We can dream …