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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pied-billed Grebe

A very confiding Pied-billed Grebe at Hollingworth Lakes CP, Greater Manchester. On one occasion it was was only about 12 ft from the small hide; too close for focusing!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Glossy Ibis

1st Winter Glossy Ibis just outside Welney Village, Norfolk

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Redstarts Male & Female

Wells Wood, North Norfolk was awash with Goldcrests and Redstarts

Saturday, October 09, 2010


The following images illustrate a superb birding week in the Shetland Islands. A total of 88 species were seen which included 20 additions to my year list and 5 to my British Life list.
The weather was not typical for the time of year with clear blue skies for the the first 3 days followed by one day of total rain then one night of force 8 to 9 gales!.Since the whole week was served with South easterlies of varying strengths the suppply of migrants was most welcomed.

Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll

Undoubtedly the star bird of the week. Seen at Northdale, Unst


At Northdale, Unst

Arctic Redpoll, Shetland 2010


Horneman's Arctic Redpoll

Shetland-Buff-breasted Sandpiper

At Eshaness, Mainland

Shetland-Arctic Warbler

Good view were had of this Arctic Warbler in the grounds of the Lighthouse at Sumburgh. It's ironic that the week before this Shetland trip I spent two days at Holme only to get very brief glimpses of the long staying  Norfolk Arctic .

Shetland-Snow Bunting

At Sumburgh, Mainland

Shetland-Barred Warbler

Sulking in the grass at the Farm near the Sumburgh Hotel


In the Quarry at Sumburgh, Mainland

Friday, October 08, 2010

Buff-breasted Pipit

Copyright Jon Dunn                                                               At Tangwick, Mainland


At the Quarry, Sumburgh, Mainland

Shetland-Shetland Pony

Got to include the most famous species!


Shetland-Lapland Bunting

At Northdale, Unst


Before the Storm


Shetland-Hooded Crow

Shetland-Spotted Flycatcher

Shetland-Red-breasted Flycatcher


At Quendale Mill, Mainland


Siskins in the Quarry at Sumburgh

Shetland-Shetland Wren

In the farm near Sumburgh Hotel


In the quarry at Sumburgh