Friday, February 24, 2012

Chicken for breakfast

Had a couple of hours this morning. Was hoping to do some photography (hopefully next week) but woke up to a rainy and cold morning so photography was not possible. Decided to have a look at Yeruham lake. Such a pitty - it was a fantastic site with great habitat and good birds. Everyhting is mucked now and birds were rather few. Still found one nice corner that held many Sedge, Reed and Savi's Warblers, and big numbers of Chiffies. Some Red-rumped Swallows and House Martins above. One Purple Swamp-hen was present - possibly the last survivor of the small population that thrived there for the last decade or so. I am not sure whether it's good or bad to lose them as they were probably feral birds - but impressive birds they are nevertheless. 

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