Monday, 29 March 2010
2 barred X-BILL
Ed and I were just about to pack it in for the day when a call from Mark Thomas (thanks!!) lead to an excited steam north to the RSPB Lodge.
on arrival we learnt that the bird was seen 15mins ago...we waiting 2 hours to no avail then drove back home... an early start was is order as we weren't going to miss this!!
as the first people the Loge in the moring we got back our front seats in the hide and waited patiently untill a massive flock (c30) of common crossbill flew into view and sat right at the top of an oak tree....there it was!! A stunning female two-barred crossbill!!
I got a rubbish photo compared to some but a return visit may be order and I'll be hoping that she feels thirsty...