Thursday 18 November 2010

American Robin

Finally made it to neighbouring Devon today to catch up with the American Robin present since last week. On my arrival it was being watched deep in a hawthorn on the canal bank near the Turf Hotel - close but not visible. Eventually it flew out to feed on berries in a more distant hedgerow, calling like a blackbird as it went. This digi-scoped record shot was all I could manage. It returned after some time but again went deep into the hawthorn where it remained until just before dusk when it flew into the hedge on the other side of the road. I could not relocate it, but did see a Short-eared Owl on the return to the car.

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