Sunday, January 29, 2006

Ring Billed Gull

Found immediatly on arrival sat on the sea with at least eleven Med gulls and loads of Common and Black Heads, pictures taken against the sun but turned out quite well, i also threw it some bread and it virtually landed at my feet, awesome bird.

Mediterranean Gulls

Westcliff on Sea, Southend
Eleven different birds sat on the sea with the Ring Billed Gull

Ferruginous Duck

Elstow Clay Pits Bedfordshire
Distant in the fading light but still showing well with Pochards and Tufteds.

White headed Duck

Broadwater Gravel Pit Denham Green Greater London
took some finding but eventually located behind an island with loads of Ruddy Ducks

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Stonechat Boultham Mere

Present around Skewbridge tip since 27th December, very flighty with several horses running around flushing them all the time.

Sunday, January 22, 2006


Single bird giving views at very close range, though kept flying off when cars passed. Nocton Fen Lincs


Walesby Market rasen Lincolnshire
Twenty odd birds present and coming to drink in puddle along dirt track.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Little Bunting

Wintering Little Bunting Stiffkey marsh Norfolk

Black Brant and Hybrids

Black Brant, Dark Bellied Brent and three Hybrid Juveniles Holkem Norfolk
Black Brant female

Female Black Brant with 2 hybrid Juvs

Male dark Bellied with juv Hybrid

Single Hybrid Juvenile Brant x Dark bellied

Black tailed Godwit

Titchwell marsh Norfolk
This superb showed well right near the main footpath late afternoon.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Iceland Gull

Found by Dean Nikholson this afternoon, Photos by Dean Eades, many thanks to both, 4th reserve record showed well stood on a raft in front of hide allowing several birders the chance to see it, a large bird for iceland probably the biggest one i have seen

Sunday, January 01, 2006


Huttoft new years day, male also present but very windy keeping them low.

Pale bellied Brents


Two of the four Pale bellied Brents we found at Donna on new years day, also two at Tetney and a single at Howdens Pullover