Friday, January 28, 2005

City centre twitching





Not the most obliging Waxwings in the world... Two of the crested lovelies were found this afternoon in a Peterborough city centre car-park by two English Nature bods. The car-park contained a rowan tree which was still laden with fruit, but the birds were rather nervous and spent nearly all their time high up in a nearby tree.

Our presence (with scopes and tripods etc) drew some attention from the manager of Bogart's bar, opposite, and the security guard of the shop whose car-park we were in...

photos taken with Nikon Coolpix 995 + Leica Apo Televid 62 with 16x eyepiece