Thursday, 11 November 2010

Gee Whiz!!

I thought a nice American euphemism would be an appropriate title for a post about the stomkingly gorgeous vision of loveliness that is the American Robin. It has been showing well on and off all morning near The Turf Hotel on the river Exe. I was very fortunate to arrive just as the bird was showing very well indeed just a few yards away in a hawthorn bush  and was thus able to get a few nice digiscoped shots. As usual I took a bit of video footage too but the bird flew after only a few seconds, so it's a real 'blink and you'll miss it' type one. Superb twitch with showy bird and only a small crowd. I could easily have watched it all day. It was so good the excitement of it all has brought on a migraine, I'm hoping to sleep it off before work now!
Star of the Show

video

Supporting Cast
(mostly Devon birders)

Don't ask what that guy in the centre-left is doing coz I don't know!



3 comments:

Bennyboymothman said...

That's a superb lil bird, well done on the great photos, te video is a bonus!

Des McKenzie said...

fab AR photos

Andrew Cunningham said...

I think that guy is demonstrating his fieldcraft to the yoof of today.