Sunday, 19 August 2007

Allscot - Knot a surprise

I didn't need this for my 2007 County list but this juvenile Knot found by Andy Latham at Allscot was just too good to resist! Very flighty (he said) so I resigned myself to the record shot (pic 1) and then crouched with minimal cover waiting...... Initially moving away (well at least it didn't fly off), I couldn't believe it when the bird turned and flew my way and then proceeded to feed as it approached me. Many pics were taken in the space of 15 minutes or so and these are a good representation of the 'moment' - one of my best Shropshire birds of the year!