Monday, 16 June 2014

The best bird I've ever seen!

What an amazing bird!
Last week I joined Tony Cross on his work on Nightjars in Wales. We had an all nighter trying to catch them for the purposes of radio-tracking. After some fantatic views of hunting and displaying birds, we finally caught an adult male at 01:15. I could write a whole book on how amazing an experience it was handling this fantastic species and seeing its amazing adaptations such as the comb on their central claw for cleaning their facial whiskers! I will keep it simple though and say this was the best birding experience I've ever had overtaking the hawking Little Swift at New Brighton and more importantly overtaking my experience in the Eider Hide in Norway! An unforgettable night!

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