Saturday, 25 May 2013

Roller at Broxhead Common today

I twitched this afternoon for a Roller. Rollers are stunning birds and quite rare in Britain. This about the 300th record for Britain and the first twitchable bird for Hampshire since 1985 ( I think).
The bird showed well but very distant when I went at about 6:30 it had been showing the whole day after the news being released in the morning, though it was actually first seen on Thursday.
The bird showed about from 100 meters away, so scopes were a good idea therefore photos were very hard. Here are some awful recordshots

A much better shot of a Roller courtesy of Google

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