Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bee-eater Durlston

On the dash from home I didnt really think that the bird would be still around by the time I arrived but kept up the pace nonetheless. A run from the carpark to the wires where the bird had been sitting, and as suspected it was nowhere to be seen. After the usual post dip chit chat we were making our way back to the car when someone shouted from about half a mile away that the bird was back on the wires. A quick sprint back and there it was. Couldnt really get too close but managed some record shots. After a few minutes it was off again calling continuously, did a quick circuit then headed east over the cliffs. Later saw it flying down Long Meadow.