Tuesday, 14 December 2010


Had a great day in Hants last Sunday with 5 birding team members present!

We visited Hurst Beach first hoping to see the Lapland bunts and we weren’t disappointed. One showed really well in the stuble field there;

There were also good numbers of skylark and reed bunting in the field;

Rock pipits were feeding along the shore line and always make nice photographic subjects;

The highlight for me though was the good sized flock of dunlin that were feeding in the mud and bathing in the river there. I got down in the mud and managed to get a decent distant from them in some lovely light:

We also did some photography at Denny Wood but several merciless attacks from a horse meant nothing great was achieved. I am happy with the great spot one though;

I can’t wait to get out again with the new 500mm!!!


Monday, 6 December 2010

Woburn Waxwings

I was due to go xmas shopping with Loz and thought this was a great time to pop in and see the Woburn Waxwings on route!

On the way there it was a little gloomy and not really photography weather so I had a quick look at the birds then headed off to MK to shop till I drop (which is normally about 1 minute into the trip!)

On the way back there was some really nice light so we popped back to see them. After Lauren had spent 40 mins in topshop it only seemed fair!!!

here are the results;

and a token starlin shot:
definatly worth a return trip at some point if they hand about!

Norfolk again...

Had a decent trip to Norfolk at the weekend with most of my photos taken at Salthouse;

Dunlin (there loads of them here - 30+):

Avocet (an injured individual):Turnstone:
And a mealy redpoll and wren from Wells Wood:


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

more goodies from norfolk!

Pallas's warbler, warham greens...what a beauty !!and a token sanderling shot from Titchwel;


Sunday, 10 October 2010

YBW and OBP....

4 lifers at the weekend: barred warb, wilson's phal, YBW and Olive back pipit. there was also a massive fall of Goldcrest, there were several in every bush !!

just pics;

Monday, 13 September 2010

Norfolk Days

I've had a few recent trips to Norfolk with a few good birds along the way, this post is a bit of a catch up...

I went a few weeks a go and saw bluethroat (not a great pic but a great bird!):On this same day there was a decent fall of whinchat, I saw over 10:On the next Norfolk trip I went with 3 mates and we saw some great rarities and had a nice photography session.

Best bird of the weekend was the arctic warbler at Holme:We also saw red-necked phal, pom skua, wryneck, lapland bunting and pied fly.

Before we left for home we had a walk along the beach at Cley and Salthouse, at both sites there were arctic waders fresh in and having never seen people they were very confiding...