Birding round Durham & Sunderland 2012

Birdwatching in & around Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, County Durham.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Jacked right up


"It's been a long time since I rock and rolled,
It's been a long time since I did the Stroll."

So here goes...

Today saw perfect conditions to try to find Jack Snipe 'on the deck' & i had a great couple of hours with 4 found.

Jack Snipe

I'll come back to my winter Jack Snipe surveying in a further posting.

Some of todays pic's (old Samsung phone hand-held to battered Nikon fieldscope / Leica bins)

Initial views are often limited... X8 Leicas
X30 Scope View
Habitat Views - needle in a haystack ?

rear view facing away

Obscured side on view X8

Obscured side on view X30
part hidden

a half step left improves the view

viewpoint as above - phone image, no magnification


getting closer

there it's....
one step beyond...

phone image 16" above bird
Rear view to finish off - leaving bird on ground 

I reckon i could have picked him up

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