Saturday, October 27, 2012

Colourful little gems...........

Having been up at the caravan or out of circulation with other committments in the last few weeks I'd missed out on the opportunity to photograph the Kingfishers that have been allowing my fellow "toggers" to "fill their boots" at Forest Farm,Cardiff.
With a dry,cold and sunny day forecast for today I decided that I'd try and catch up and so myself and Peter "Pedro" Morgan set off fairly early and got to the northern hide by 9.30am.
As we arrived at the hide we were informed by another "togger" that a Kingfisher was showing close in right in front of the hide and so we immediately got on to the bird,what a stroke of luck !!
Two males showed on and off allowing us both to get some shots and Dan and Geth duly arrived after a couple of hours patch watching.
We all enjoyed some great views and shortly after Wayne "Pliers" Morris joined us following a morning's ringing down at Cardiff Bay.
We moved down to the other hide hoping to catch up with the Jack Snipe that had been seen earlier in the week and thoght that we had got on to it in the distant cut reeds but after closer examination we all agreed the bird we were watching was of the Common variety.
A female Kingfisher turned up and showed well and myself and Peter "filled our boots" as it gave great views.
Dan and Geth decided to head for home and myself,Peter and Wayne decied we'd spend a little more time in the north hide where another bird again showed really well.
There's only so many Kingfisher photos you can take so Wayne headed for home and myself and Peter birded our way back west via Nash Point,Cwm Nash,Southerdown and Ogmore the only birds of note seen being M+F Blackcap and a pair of Choughs.

1 comment:

Wayne said...

Boots were filled! Good to catch up.