Pratincole sp - Northam Burrows

Apologies for the poor quality photos but dense grey thundery cloud cover with low light levels & raindrops (but not heavy rain) while digiscoping.

The bird did not show from 06.00 to 11.15. But later it flew in & we were able to observe it on the ground & in flight for approx 30 mins. It spent most of the time hawking insects over the seasonal Mere.

The light was very difficult while under observation & we had great difficulty seeing any white trailing edge to the wing & I cannot see the tail extending beyond the primary tips in any of my photographs so undecided whether Collared or Black winged.

Posted April 22nd, 2014 at 3:22 pm by Rob Jutsum in Bird News