Derek and I were lucky enough to clock this day-roosting male Nightjar this afternoon on the east Devon Commons. A truly beautiful bird which betrayed its presence by a few seconds of churring - presumably getting some practice in for the evening's ritual. A rare opportunity to photograph this stunning species.
Downy Emerald - Bystock. Better but still not the shot I'm after...
Large Red Damselfly
Brilliant hours birding... chance encounter of a Nightjar daytime roost is like hens teeth seen plenty flying by night never a daytime roost. A stunning bird to see...ReplyDelete
Hi Derek - yep very rare to see 'em out in the open. Magical. All the best. MattReplyDelete