Friday, 15 May 2009

Calling the cops

I had been in the resort for a couple of days before I finally saw the bird that was making a curious and monotonous deep airy sounding "tonk tonk tonk... you get the idea, it goes on for a bit! ... tonk tonk etc" - coppersmith barbet.

Two birds were initially observed, both appeared to be immature - this bird is just starting to get some red feathers under its throat. Short tailed, almost appearing top-heavy, this birds were real crackers.
...Meanwhile, back here in the north-east of England,weather conditions are looking good for this weekend, with Holy Island already holding bluethroat and icterine warbler... I bet there are a few other goodies lurking too... just need this rain to stop!

1 comment:

Newton Stringer said...

I always think they go.... poop....poop....poop.... !

Top birds