Tuesday, April 10, 2012

recent field sketches

 Siberian Chiffchaff.This tatty bird has been in a small park in south Dublin for the last few weeks.
 While watching the chiffchaff, a pair of great tits moved slowly along the hedgerow giving great views. Everytime I started sketching one, the chiffchaff would pop out right in front of me.
Pallid harrier. This juvenile female has spent the winter just outside of Galway city. I timed my journey from Clare upto Achill Island so I would be passing by late in the evening when the bird usually came into roost. I didn't have long to wait and was treated to a close flyby followed by some pro-longed but distant views as it quartered the extensive reeds.

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