Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sanderling

Huttoft







Goose Sp

This thing has been hanging around Kirkby pits for a while now, it looks a little like an Emperor goose, but what two birds are involved in this remains a mystery.

Friday, October 24, 2008

TURKEY DALYAN 23rd Sept-6th Oct 2008

DALYAN TURKEY





Two weeks holiday in Dalyan Turkey, not really for birding so only did around the village for a couple of hours in the mornings, some good birds seen though with 1-2 White Throated Kingfisher seen on several occasions a bird which has eluded me with good views for the past 7 years in this area.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dalyan Turkey Sept-Oct 2008

















LESSER SPOTTED EAGLE

Bird of the holiday for me, as i left the marsh i looked at my watch, late as usual but this time it was serious, i had to get back, and pack my suitcase ready for being picked up as it was my last morning,i slung my gear over my shoulder ready to run back when a ruddy great shadow pased over me, looking up i saw this magnificent beast glide right over me, i gave chase as it flew away towards the village, panic set in as i kept stopping and firing off a few shots, the Eagle landed in a tree but the stupid Hooded Crows chased it out, it flew back past me and landed in a tree some half mile away, why on my last morning when i had no time left,gutted i had to leave it sat in the tree.