Wednesday, May 14, 2008
spectacled warbler / redfooted falcon
This was a big dip with over 50 other birders maybe next time . I was in Suffolk with two other birders Shaun & Martin and decided to have a walk round minsmere . little gulls were in there breeding Connolly , reed & sedge warblers every where . We heard on the pager of a red footed falcon in bedfordshire and decided to leave but not before taking some shots of the resident birds .
On arrival in bedford we got to village where the bird was last seen , we found a car park which looked good as there was lots of cars and a birder walking to his car we parked up and got out the car hoping this was the place . It was as shaun who got on the bird first .
We moved on down the track for better views over coranation pit and saw at least 15 hobby's , 3 buzzards and amongst them was the male redfooted falcon . Great bird and some good views .