Wednesday, 23 May 2012
No300 - Cream-coloured Courser (Cursorius cursor)
It was a stunning day and it took about 10 minutes of walking before we arrived at the assembled crowd where we got our first views of the Saharan beauty! It ran around feeding actively, seemingly oblivious to the birdwatchers with dropped jaws all enjoying this stunning bird.
I have seen some wonderful birds in the 300 species I have seen, but I am rather confident that this is the most enjoyable and greatest bird I have ever seen in Britain (Taking Alpine Swift on the Wirral and Northern Waterthrush on Scilly off the top spots).
Thanks to Alex Jones for driving and making for an excellent twitch!
I'm not sure if there is an opposite phrase to 'Every cloud has a silver lining', but yesterday applies to this as I was clearing space for more photos of this fantastic bird and accidentally deleted all my photos from my recent trip to Spain with Kane Brides. Hopefully I will be able to get these recovered in the next week, but it put somewhat of a dampener on what was one of my favourite days of all time!