In reply to Noisette:
Hazel C said:I'd just like to see them like that, let alone take pictures!
There is just one spot I know where they show that well, and it is rather peculiar surroundings - looking at the back of a very small patch of reeds from a gap in the trees/bushes. The RW's like to hunt in the trees as well as the reeds, so it's just a matter of time before one will show and think about crossing the gap. They also cross the path as there is another larger reed bed on the other side. Even so, this year my timing has been so good (read 'lucky') I'm getting them practically on demand!
I counted 19 Yellow Wagtails on the Somerset levels this morning in different locations, the 2 x SEO's were still around but very distant and many many sedge/reed/cetti warblers. Just 3 Cattle Egrets left now. I also
went to Pilning to see the Teminicks Stint. Only the 2nd one I've ever seen. A good morning for sure.
Eating my lunch in the car and this swallow lands on the gate about 6-7 metres away and just stares at me.
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
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