Friday, 20 March 2015

Spring equinox in St Helens

A solar eclipse on the spring equinox, and how appropriate that it should be accompanied by my first spring migrants of the year in St Helens, two male wheatears. Also today jack snipe, woodcock, four wigeon and a singing chiffchaff.

At first I thought the eclipse was going to be a bit of a let down, with too much cloud in the sky, but actually the cloud was quite thin and acted as something of a filter, allowing me to get this photo.

Totally unimpressed, these wheatears continued feeding as if nothing was happening.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Popular Posts