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Friday, August 31, 2012

In search of Denise,s Redstart

                                           Shoals of Starlings
 This is what I though was the bird in question till I got back with the photos.

                                    Plenty Common gulls in the fields.

A phone call from NK as I was walking home from work reporting Denise S. finding a Redstart down Old Guy Rd was worth a quick tea and off for a look although by now the rain was bouncing down.
Once in the area I soon located the 2 Wheatears she had seen alongside the Redstart but nothing else. A scan round revealed a small bird acting oddly on the wall flitting down into the reeds in the boggy field and back onto the wall again.
The bird was 3 fields away and in pouring rain but I thought this must be the Redstart so I took some snaps,although it was well out of the range of the camera ,and away home. When I got the photos on the computer fully cropped and blow up Id been watching a juv Meadow Pipit!!!
Well done to Denise for finding a now rare bird and one that is extinct in Queensbury.
Denises report and pic will be on Nigels blog when he sorts out his temporary blip.
BS

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes well done indeed Denise and thanks for the call and emailed picture.
I'll give Denise time to post the details on my blog herself, I don't want to steal the thunder from the finder of such a jewel in a barren wasteland.