Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Another good day for common migrants on Portland with heavy rain overnight and dense fog at dawn. The fog cleared very quickly, leaving behind a big whack of Grasshopper Warblers, they were reeling everywhere, it was like some crazy form of tinitus!!

Gropper trapped at the obs, just about the only way to get a picture of a whole one, unless your very patient or very jammy. I am neither.

Fat Skylark: You should cut down on your craneflies mate, Get some exercise!!!

It must be at least 6 months since I last posted a pic of the Little Owl in the Obs Quarry, so here's another one
Yet another flyover Whimbrel

NOTE: I am aware that craneflies aren't the chosen fodder of Skylarks, nor does it really rhyme with 'pork-life', but what ya gonna do about it.

1 comment:

Ramit Singal said...

Haw do you catch them? I can't go any closer than 5 feet from any Prinia/Grasshopper warblers, and you somehow manage to get hold of them! How?