A very quick trip to Elmley today gave superb views of Marsh Harriers and I even managed to grab a few images as they hunted along the track. The Marsh Harrier was almost lost as a breeding bird in Britain but has recovered enough to have lost it’s red listed flag in 2001. Numbers of […]
The local patch workers dug our another good Wanstead bird this morning which I shamelessly twitched this afternoon on the way to my mum’s. Having seen Garganey earlier in the week at Lakenheath I didn’t need the tick but hearing news of how well it was showing I couldn’t resist a visit and I’m glad […]
All winter I’ve wanted to get down and see the Lesser Yellowlegs at Lodmoor so yesterday we bit the bullet and drove the 160 miles down the M3 arriving around 8.15am we managed to find the target although views were not as crippling as the images I’ve been seeing. It was sat on the far […]
I’ve spent some time this week looking for the Epping Harrier without any joy but still had plenty of action with Red Kites, Buzzards and Sparrowhawks all showing in good numbers. A male Goshawk and a pair of Raven added to the drama as did a day calling Tawny Owl, lots of Deer and a […]
The above bird was photographed by me back on 31st December last year in Norwich and I’ve just heard that the bird has has been seen again. It was ringed in Aberdeen on 24th November as it arrived in the UK as a three year old female and then moved south to Norwich where I […]
I had arranged to meet the Jims this morning but had no plans set on where we’d go so at 5.30am we discussed a plan and with nothing really jumping out as a target I uttered the magic words “let’s go to Dunge” and then we were off. 7am and we were looking over the […]
My first visit to Elmley this year and as an official friend of Elmley that’s a little sad but the place looks good with plenty of water on the reserve and with it plenty of birds and a few Hares.
Just back from a week away in the Forest of Dean with my grandson with limited birding opportunities as the week was geared around ensuring he had a good time. I added a few year ticks with Ravens in the garden of our cottage and I twitched the Yellow-browed Warbler a couple of miles from […]