Friday, 1 December 2017
Dancing on Ice!
1 Dec - An afternoon stop at Pinkhill, Farmoor, and as I expected Water Rails very active in the cold weather - but the bonus was seeing them in the open several times, crossing the frozen shallows and looking slightly nonplussed as they slipped on the ice - exceptional views for the camera, and winter sunlight as well! Reed Buntings also around the feeders, and a brief pose by a Cetti's Warbler - and a very close Snipe which took off when scrutinised. But the Water Rail show was the highlight.