Monday, 9 November 2015

Chesterfield - Crag Martin

Twitching the Chesterfield Crag Martin the previous day had not been an option as I was down in a Swansea cinema when news broke..... Once news broke on Monday morning, it was a refreshing change to be setting the satnav for a lifer bird?

The local council have got in on the act too - hastily adding new signage for this new 'atttraction'!


A closer view.....


Despite the pouring rain, hundreds of penniless birders were lining the streets, hoping the Martin would be on show ...


I  ticked from the randomly parked car on arrival just after 11.00 but then it promptly did the customary disappearing act! Only to reappear 30 minutes later when it  showed rather well albeit in a gale and horizontal rain - please don't expect much from the images!!!!




Photographing from an alley with tall buildings all around is not easy, add a fast moving bird in driving rain it's nigh on impossible!


But we try :-)


At least a vague view of the tail windows are apparent here in this final dodgy offering.....


Question is, do I return on a better day? If I get the opportunity.....

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