Tuesday, October 10, 2006

WYS isn't always WYG !

What you see isn't always what you get! A recent sighting (Sunday) on the Derwent Marshes at Granton, is a case in point. For a split second I really thought I had something unusual, if not downright rare. A large bird with a deeply forked tail. At least that's what I thought I had. Sighted at some hundred of metres away, I quickly took a shot, before concentrating on the ID. As you can see from the image at right, it was in fact a Swamp Harrier carrying nesting material, albeit a rather large piece. In my defence, I do think it looks as if the vegetation it's carrying, is an extension of the tail (doesn't it?).

1 comment:

Duncan said...

Yeah, it does! I did a double take when I first saw it. :-)