Friday, 13 January 2017

After leaving Norfolk we headed up to Spurn Point to stay in the observatory fo a couple of nights,anyone who has,nt visited there before i would highly recommend it!!.As we only had a full day there we decided to spend the day at welwick where there had been a Pallid Harrier present,it turned out to be a great day.

 Juvenile Pallid Harrier.Welwick.

 Short Eared Owl.
 Kerry managed to get this great shot of these two Short Eared Owls in aerial  combat.
 Short Eared Owl.
 The next day we travelled up to Swinningrove in Cleveland to see this first winter male Eastern Black Redstart ,cracking bird!!.
Same bird.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Some of the birding highlights of our five day trip to Norfolk.

 Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes,the last day it was seen ,the second one i,ve seen this year.
 Shore Lark ,Holkham Gap,one of a flock of 22 we had there.
 Flock of Twite Blakeney.
 Marsh Harrier and Rook.
 Marsh Harrier
 Water Pipit ,Cley.
 The same bird taken in dull light.
 A good candidate for a Black Brant ,Holkham Gap.
A side on view.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Sorry for the lack of posts recently but we have been away for a few weeks on a birding road trip.The trip began in the early hours of the 8th of december when we set off to go and see the Dusky Thrush at Beeley in Derbyshire,having successfully seen this cracking bird we set off to Norfolk to meet up with are birding buddies Paul Brad and Jake for a few days birding there.

 The first good views.
 Heading into the masses in the hope of a picture and better views.
 The Three Swallows ,Cley ,Norfolk.
 Brad ,Myself ,Kerry ,Jake and Paul looking pretty happy with ourselves as we met up at The Three Swallows pub at Cley in Norfolk after all of us had seen the Dusky Thrush earlier in the day.
Celebrating in style.
First winter female Dusky Thrush,well worth the trip.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Sunday, 20 November 2016

A few pics from the last few days on the Hayle estuary.

 Adult Yellow Legged Gull
 Adult Artic Tern fishing on Carnsew pool.
An odd looking Lesser Black Backed Gull

Sunday, 13 November 2016

A selection birds seen on the Hayle estuary this weekend.

 Female Garganey
 First winter drake Green Winged Teal
 Drake Pintail.
 Immature Spoonbill

Adult Artic Tern ,a very late bird.