Sunday, August 20, 2006

Know your root vegetables




[female?] Woodchat Shrike, Sea Lane, Friskney, Lincs.

On the way home from Gibraltar Point, we dropped in at Sea Lane in Friskney to see if the long-staying (since 29 July) Woodchat Shrike was still hanging about. To start with, we couldn't find it, and it was only after we gave up and drove back towards the A52 that Darren spotted it sitting on a fence.

This is where your knowledge of root vegetable crops is put to the test. Do not look around the edge of the sugar beet field, for the bird will not be seen there. No, you must use your veg ID skills and look on the fence surrounding the potato field, and then you will be rewarded.

digiscoped photos taken with Nikon Coolpix 995 + Leica Apo Televid 77 with 20x eyepiece