Sunday, October 10, 2004

What a star!

Wryneck are notoriously difficult to twitch - they have a tendency to turn up in someone's garden then clear off quickly, as indeed the other one in the area earlier this year did. Thankfully this one stuck around all weekend and provided us with a real treat on Sunday evening. It was feeding around the carpark and could become very accustom to the appreciative crowd of ten or more onlookers.

Sitting still nearby would often result in it hopping gradually closer - at one point it was at my binoculars' minimum focus distance. Naturally this provided many opportunities to photograph the little fellow and there are other photos on the websites of Katie, Steve, Mike.

I even managed a short video clip, which in this world of broadband should take about a minute to download.
40 second video clip

Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)

Digiscoped with the Nikon CP995, Leica APO77 and 20x eyepiece.

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