Thursday, 31 January 2008

June 2007

Green Woodpecker


Nightjar (eye detail)


Wood Warbler

The highlight of the month was this Nightjar that I flushed at Tyresta National Park. Amazingly it flew only a short distance before settling again on the ground where it remained motionless, relying on it cryptic plumage to hide it. I sat at a discreet distance sketching it for a while before moving on. This was a male bird resting for the day. These birds are nocturnal and feeg in the air at night on moths and other insects.

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