A planned trip to Norfolk today had added spice with news of Titchwell’s first ever Red-flanked Bluetail staying put for a second and hopefully third day. We stopped at first light in the hope of seeing the Golden Pheasant at Wolferton but had to settle for it on call alone before we moved on to […]
Det får bli några arkivbilder igen för det är inte mycket fotograferande nu. Här bilder från en bra dag på Öland 2010-11-13, det fanns både svartstrupig järnsparv , blåstjärt och större skrikörn mm.
This morning I tried Azamidani to see if any migrants were passing through. Seems a bit early still, as the Grey-bellied Bullfinch and Red-flanked Bluetail were still there, however all the wintering thrushes had gone. It seems likely that migrant warblers should be passing through any day now. Among the Grey-bellied Bullfinch was one male […]
I revisited the forest at Shimabara Athletic Park late this morning for an hour or so. Although the Grey Bunting did not reappear at the pond, the other birds were all there and I could get good views of Hawfinch. There were a lot of Oriental Greenfinch along with Brambling, Eurasian Siskin, Elegant Bunting and […]
This morning I decided to try again for Ryukyu Minivet at Shimabara Athletic Park. The western side of the sports park has a forested area with a couple of short trails which backs onto a mountainous area. The deepest part of this forest has a small, usually dry, pond-like area. I have checked this location […]
I was itching to use the new 1D X at the mountain pond at Azamidani, simply because I wanted to photograph species in natural light. I was hoping for fine conditions, but it was quite overcast resulting in the area around the pond being quite dim. With the 7D, it would have been impossible to […]