This will be my last post regarding our weekend trip to Tottenham for the time being.
We also managed to see Shelduck and Reed Warblers (which I didn't take a photo of), Sand Martins actually nesting in the girder pipes alongside the Navigation - flying only feet from us (I've never been that close before!), and a lovely little newly fledged Sedge Warbler - which I DID snap with the big camera - I'll pop the Sedge Warbler photo up when I develop the film.
This lovely little 'warbler of the sedges' is a very dull looking bird, witha white-ish stripe above its eye, and a bit of a scratchy call.
PHOTO TO FOLLOW WHEN I GET FILM DEVELOPED....
I remember standing on the south-west coast of the Black Isle on the Moray Firth about 20 years ago now, and having a young Purple Sandpiper fly in off the sea and quite literally walk over my feet. It had never seen a human before, so didn't have much to fear.
I happen to think our little Sedge Warbler fledgling was probably the same. Born in the reeds on a VERY quiet reservoir (hidden from virtually everyone), recently fledged - maybe a day - maybe an hour - and then suddenly there are two bloody great humans taking its photo! We must have only been 6'away from it at one point.
Lovely to see - a real treatI do hope my (only) 3 photos come out ok...
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