Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Western Swamphen, Lincolnshire


On Tuesday 30th August 2016 in the morning, news came out about a Western Swamphen being seen in Lincolnshire. It was the same bird as the one seen at Minsmere whilst we were in the USA. 

We were all in the car within 20 minutes of the new breaking, on our way. When we arrived at the site, the bird hadn't been seen for a while.  We waited nervously but we then rewarded with great views. Although I was only able to get good views I could only get a record shot of the bird because of the distance.

It was amazing to catch up with this bird, after all this time. This was also Mum's 500th British bird, which was a big achievement and my 456th bird. This is a record shot taken at long distance.


Western Swamphen, Lincolnshire
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig


Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Western Swamphen twitch, Lincolnshire
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig


Western Swamphen twitch, Lincolnshire
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig


Western Swamphen, Lincolnshire
Photograph taken by and copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig



About the Author

Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig in Antarctica
Photograph copyright Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig



Mya-Rose Craig is a 14 year old young British Bangladeshi birder, naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist, activist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She loved seeing Mountain Gorillas in East Africa and Penguins in Antarctica over Christmas 2015, her 7th continent.

Mya-Rose was a Bristol European Green Capital Ambassador along with Kevin McCloud, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tony Juniper, Simon King, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Shaun the Sheep! See the full list of Bristol Ambassadors. She has also been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people
She organised a conference in June 2016 aiming to increase the ethnic diversity in nature. Please connect with her on LinkedIn (Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig) so that she can invite you to join the Race Equality in Nature LinkedIn Group and be part of the change. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter










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