Tuesday, 3 October 2017

20171003 Photography Workshop RSPB Titchwell. Tawny Owl


Leaflet for Photo course at Titchwell this autumn.
A great time was had by all on the first day.
Pectoral Sandpiper and Ruff shot at Titchwell.
Birdwatch Scarcities review July 2017.
Tawny Owl
Day roost beside the Fen Trail just above head height.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

20170926 Yellow-browed Warbler NT Blakeney Point


Yellow-browed Warbler
Bagged by Ryan and myself whilst checking suaeda spurs towards Far Point.
Bird in low veg with Willow Warbler and remained in this area for the afternoon.

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Redstart
10+ counted on the Point today.
Also found under suaeda but favouring the Plantaion.

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Robin of continental race Erithacus rubecula rubecula
Exhausted just up from the surf near the Hood.
Another 8 found under the suaeda about the Point.

Monday, 21 August 2017

20170821 Water Vole Cley Marshes

Water Vole
Hastily grabbed shot from bridge over Catchwater Drain. 
Hopefully numbers are recovering in Norfolk but this individual seems to be on its own.
This vole has its own little feeding raft here supplied by local wildlife enthusiasts.

Water Vole
The Otter family are still about the marshes and one theory suggest that this helps the Water Vole population by removing American Mink from the area.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

20170708 EDP field sketching article RSPB Titchwell

Many thanks to Carrie for the compiling and editing.
Excellent student sketches and notes from this seasons course.


Thursday, 15 June 2017

20170615 Spotted Flycatcher Glandford

Spotted Flycatcher
Pair nested near the Ford this year in ivy clad tree.
Feeding young in the nest on 15th but by the 21st there was no sign of the family.
Appear to be very thin on the ground this year in North Norfolk and going the same way as Turtle Dove and Nightingale...??
Last summer we came across Spot Fly family of 3 fledglings on the Blickling Hall Estate.