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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Norfolk in November

Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear.
Horsey Gap was our first stop to see the unbelievably accommodating 1st winter male Desert Wheatear; at one point it was perched on the foot of one of the photographers!
Next stop was Gt Yarmouth to witness the hovering Rough-legged Buzzard then onto Stubbs Mill to see Cranes, Marsh & Hen harriers and Barn Owls coming in to Roost.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Egyptian Goose

An Egyptian Goose at Rutland Water, Leics on 7th Nov 2007

Long-tailed Duck

Distant shot of a 1st winter male Long-tailed Duck off the dam at Rutland Water, Leics. on 7th Nov 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Turnstone at Tichwell on 21st October 2007


Redshank at Tichwell on 21st October 2007

Black-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit at Tichwell on 21st October 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Barred Warbler at Kelling

At last managed to see this secretive warbler after about 6 hours seaching along the North Norfolk coast this Autumn. Also at Kelling a first winter Red-necked Phalarope.

Reed Bunting

Reed Bunting at Ferry Meadows


Flew in exhausted from the sea at the same time as a Short -eared Owl.


Redshank in the early morning light at Salthouse

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Common Rosefinch

After bagging the Hume's Leaf Warbler at Holkam a visit to Warham Greens gathered another lifer---a juvenile Common Rosefinch

Saturday, October 06, 2007

A busy Friday

Isabelline Shrike at Buckton, East Yorks.
Stonechat at Buckton
A quick visit to Burnham Overy to get better views of the Subalpine Warbler before travelling north to see the Isabelline Shrike. A Yellow browed warbler also seen at Buckton

Monday, September 24, 2007

An interesting week

Redshank at Tichwell
A fertilising Redshank
Redshank at Tichwell
Distant views of the Long-tailed Skua
Long-tailed Skua
Long-tailed Skua
Long-tailed Skua
Long-tailed Skua
The week started well with a visit to Nene Washes to seek out a Purple Heron. Although no decent photographs were obtained we ( Will Bowell and I) did manage to be within about 15 ft of the juvenile before it flew from one of the dyke.
The chance to see a juvenile Long-tailed Skua was taken with about another 50 people at Newton in Nottinghamshire. Reasonably good views were obtained as this flighty bird moved from one ploughed field to the next.
The week was rounded off with a visit to Tichwell to see, from afar , a juvenile Long billed Doiwitcher.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Another Trip on the Yorkshire Belle

Herring Gull
Herring Gull
Herring Gull
Artic Skua
Artic Skua
Artic Skua
Artic Skua
Artic Skua
Sooty Shearwater
Part two of my Father's day treat, following on from the trip around Bempton Cliffs, was a 3 1/2 hour pelagic trip from Bridlington to an area off Flamborough Head. A fair swell made the day even more memorable. Great, Pomarine, Artic and Long-tailed Skua were seen along with Blue Fulmar, Manx, Sooty and Balearic Shearwaters. Numerous flocks of Pink-footed geese were traveling south, one of which contained a Snow goose, perhaps the one seen later in the day at Holkam marshes. The following were also seen in a species total of 30----Puffin, Red throated diver, Little Turn, Little Gull, Gannet, Black Tern, Shag and Kittiwake. A superb day which included 3 additions to the life list.