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Friday, June 22, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Little Bittern

A record shot of the Little Bittern
A quick dash to Tichwell resulted in good but brief views( perching in the reeds and in flight) of the recently arrived Little Bittern. Our luck was in since we only waited for about 30min to see this minutive Bittern but unfortunately the luck didn't hold for we got absolutely saturated by a fierce Norfolk squall on the way back to the car.

Father's day at Flamborough Head

Gannets at Bempton Cliffs
As a surprised treat for father's day my son, Aran,organised a day touring around the cliffs at Flamborough. Firstly a 3 1/2 h boat trip from Bridlington on the Yorkshire Belle took us to the 400ft high cliffs to witness the Spaghetti junction of the bird world with Gannets, Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins, Kittiwakes and Fulmars travelling at different heights between their nesting sites and feeding grounds---a spectacular sight. After retuning to port we then moved to Bempton Cliffs for an alternative view down onto the nesting sites.The day was brought to a welcomed climax when we connected , after 2h, with the Great White Egret at Tophill Nature Reserve, East Yorks.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron
May I be the first to congratulate myself on reaching 300 British List Species, not with the beautifully coloured Squacco Heron twitched at Erith Marshes, London on 4th June but with a Rose-ringed Parakeet(Ringed-neck Parakeet) which flew over us as we approached the Heron site. This success coupled with good views of the Marsh Warbler at Rainham Marshes later in the day further increased my life list.

A day in Norfolk

Blackheaded Gull
Although no decent photo could be had of the Booted Warbler at Blakeney Point the above were taken along the North Norfolk coast on 2nd June.