Saturday, 6 September 2014

Spotted Flycatchers at the Amwell Dragonfly Trail

17th August 2014

There had been a family of Spotted Flycatchers at the Amwell Dragonfly Trail for a couple of days now so time to pop down to try our luck. The flycatchers seemed to stay in one place on any one day, but would move their base from day to day. Therefore the first job was to locate them. I searched all the usual haunts including a full circuit of the boardwalk with no sign and it wasn't until I was about to go round again that I noticed a shadowy figure tucked into the bushes. On close inspection this turned out to be Jay Ward trying to get some shots digiscoping.

When Jay had finished digiscoping and switched to a 400mm prime, we both edged forward taking shots as we went. At this point in time there seemed to be only one bird present which occasionally posed allowing a few shots to be taken.








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