Thursday, 17 April 2014

Stone Curlew

Recently Harrington airfield has enjoyed some good birds and more coverage by birders.  This morning, one lucky birder Gary Burrows, couldn't believe his luck when a STONE CURLEW landed on the field in front of him !!!!!!  I think I would have fainted with shock !!.  Initially the bird was standing on full view in the open between the first and second bunker before being frightened by the sound of a nearby gas gun. It then flew a short distance to where the crop provided more cover.
Quite a few birders managed to get out and watch the bird before it flew at 10.30am and was lost to view. When I left at 11am it was still being looked for.
Thanks Gary.

Regards Eleanor
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