Sunday, January 29, 2012

DESERT WHEATEAR

BEMPTON CLIFFS
This stunning male showed well for a few minutes along cliff top path, it was then flushed by a helicopter and flew distantly into the surrounding fields.

TAWNY OWL

One distant Cattle Egret and a Tawny Owl Tophill Low Nature Reserve.

Gannet

Bempton Cliffs

Saturday, January 28, 2012

CATTLE EGRET

ROE

Came for a drink in the drain then went off across tip.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday, January 08, 2012

TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE

Holkeham Norfolk
Decent views in good light for a change, in field next to car park with Pinks.

GREAT GREY SHRIKE

Fakenham Norfolk
Some birders tend to think it shows characters of HOMEYERI, being outside the range of Excubitor on some of these features
Overall pallid appearance
Upperparts clean pale grey
Short to medium primary projection similar to excubitor
Large whiteblurry scapular patches
Paler greyish white rump and uppertail coverts, paler than upperparts
Plae greyish lores with dark line along lower edge
Pale pinky hue's in bill base
Very large rectangular white primary patch, about half lenght of exposed secondaries
Massive amounts of white in tail
Though i dont think you can see any of these features on my poor distant pics of it.

Little Egret

Walked towards the hide but too many teds in there and they flushed it.

PINK FOOTED GOOSE

Holkeham, 15,000 to scan through we had two Ross's and eight Banacles and a stunning Tundra Bean.

DARK BELLIED BRENT

Not as many Brent in Norfolk this winter, too mild perhaps.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

YELLOW THROATED WARBLER

One of these in Britian would draw thousands of birders.

YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO

Common around the resort.