Saturday, 31 August 2013

Spotted Crake

Just a short post to update the Year List with this superb bird - Spotted Crake!!!!! Not the best photos, but it was about 30m away, so I was very pleased to get a shot at all.
Spotted Crake

Cropped picture

The juvenile bird has been present at the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's Wyver Lane reserve since Thursday and I managed to get there this afternoon with Jayne to try our luck. The bird was very cooperative and showed within seconds of being there! It then hid away for a while, before coming out again for me to video it. Very kind. It's only my second ever sighting and my first in Derbyshire. Here's a link to the video on You Tube. Enjoy!!

176 - Spotted Crake

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