Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Sunday, 15 May 2011

May 14th 2011

The op went well & with good birds around i wasn't gonna waste the chance when good friend Steve Seal offered to come down from Stoke & drive me to the Great Northern Diver at Carsington Water,Derbys but 1st we had to try & get some images of the Black-throated Diver at Shustoke Reservoir,for over 3hrs we tried  but the bird wasn't playing ball & at 1 point we hadn't seen it for well over an hr,the only added bonus for me was 3 Sanderlings flying low thru (shame they didn't land) Anyway we decided to sit it out at the east end of the Reservoir when the bird just slowly swam towards us & proceeded to feed very close in giving cracking views

A well earned cuppa then we were on our way North,on arrival with the weather not looking to good & the wind increasing the chances didn't look good,after a while Steve went up to the visitor centre & the Staff couldn't have been more helpfull a few calls on the radio & we were sent in the right direction,the bird was showing off Lane End Hide where we had reasonable views of this stonking Summer plumaged Great Northern Diver (Many thanks to Steve for the driving & also the staff at Carsington who were fantastic)

1 comment:

Kah-Wai Lin said...

The diver's portrait is nice!