Friday, 3 March 2017

Harbour Lights - The Platters (Part II)

Harbour Lights (Link) 
Worrying to think that this (probably the most favoured version, 
by The Platters) can be clearly remembered
as peaking on the Billboard Chart of 1960 at number 8!
Continuing through Upton Country Park
and following the northern rim of
Poole Harbour
View Through the Trees
We encountered a number of
LITTLE EGRET
(with Wigeon lower)
before happening on one of our most hoped for birds,
the diminutive (female)
SMEW
More than likely the returning bird seen here throughout last winter.
Looks like
Mr Mole
may have been disturbed at his diggings?
A very close cousin to the Smew (Sawbill Ducks)
this fine male
video
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER
video
was also viewed at
Very Close Quarters.
 
Next,
 
and even closer
video
a further addition to the
Year List
video
SPOTTED REDSHANK
Then something of a close-by detour to a place never visited before
where it was hoped 2 semi-resident
YANKS
might be found.
Only a very tiny patch, but something of a trial to find the birds,
first of which was a
GREEN-WINGED TEAL
which was viewed for no more than a minute before a
MARSH HARRIER
 buzzed the adjacent reed bed, putting what few birds there were to flight.
Having more or less given up on the second, mainly due to the prevailing situation,
we headed towards the Strange Rover but a last look found the
LESSER YELLOWLEGS
miles away at the far end of the field.
c2 images were taken, but amounted to no more than c2 blurred grey dots,
so once again we reached into the archive to bring any Readers who don't know,
 an idea of what one looks like.
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