Elusive birds, difficult to spot even when you can hear them. Not in this case though - this bird popped up right in front of me.
No interactions present.
Good photo's I have never seen one before only in book's
They turn up every year at Little Paxton. I've seen them every year since I've been going there. It causes loads of visitors, for the period they're there. Sometimes they can be a bit noisy (the visitors, not the birds) and it's a bit of a concern, especially when people go into areas where they're not allowed.
In one of the shots I took rings were visible on this bird, white and green. I reported this to the Nightingale Group at Paxton, and they tell me that it was ringed in 2008, when it was an adult bird. Since then it's migrated to Africa five times, covering some 30,000 miles.
I sent them another image I took in 2010, a bird ringed white/red; it had been reported fighing with white/green in 2009, but hadn't been seen since 2010.
It makes it more interesting when you can find out about the birds history,I always find it so fascinating how far they can travel and come back to the same area.
This chap comes back to the same trees and bushes; the same little territory he left last year in fact. I'll watch out for him next time I do to Paxton, and keep you posted.
Lat/Lng: 52.2477, -0.24862
OS grid ref: TL196625