29 April, 2013
Bucket List Whinchat
Whinchat has always been high on the mental bucket list of things I've always want to photograph. A spring-plumage male, fresh from Africa, is a damn colourful passerine and one of the finest to pass through London, so when news came through of two males and a female in Bushy Park, I snuck in a cheeky late evening visit. The sun was barely still above the horizon, and the birds were extremely skittish, but I managed one of two shots of a perched male, as it moved through the bracken with a load of Wheatear. Hopefully more of the same soon.