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By Magpiemick  
WRYNECK ...... Rare summer visitor between may/sept...Part of the woodpecker family but does not excavate own hole in tree...Favourite food is Ants....
Drove down late afternoon and arrived at Dungeness lighthouse at 16: 10 " Pager message said showing well " really wanted to see this bird one of my fav's ....17:40 finally located it had some great views and could only manage a heavily cropped poor image ....Now better luck next time..!!
Then dinner in the Pub....

Went up to Minsmere, Suffolk on Saturday upload some images soon.....


172....Barnacle Goose
173....Curlew Sandpiper
174....Little Tern

Tags: Wildlife Birds General Kent Dungeness Wryneck Wildlife and nature

Voters: Libby_M, redcall35, bppowell and 11 more



Libby_M 16 United Kingdom
7 May 2007 8:06AM
this is a fab shot
you would need to know what you was looking for here
well taken
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
7 May 2007 9:59AM
Top marks here Mick. A fitting reward for your persistence.
User_Removed 16 16 England
7 May 2007 10:24AM
Not such a poor image, but an incredible capture of a very rare bird. Well tracked and taken, in spite of poor light.
7 May 2007 10:31AM
stunning capture, never seen this fellow before thanks for sharing it with EPZ.

peter_oak 17 1 England
7 May 2007 10:32AM
You must be EPZs ornithologist,spot on shot Mick admire your persistence.

Newtman 17 2 5
7 May 2007 11:47AM
I have not seen one of these for years, the lighting could be better, but congratulations on getting it atall!
Rayner 18 England
17 May 2007 8:45AM
great capture,I think you and me are the only ones to on EPZ to capture this rare bird,nice one.

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