Tuesday, 16 May 2017

20170516 Turtle Dove RSPB Titchwell

Turtle Dove
In the car park and very confiding following a long lurking period.
Is this the ultimate TDove shot?

Turtle Dove
Is this the ultimate TDove shot?

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

20170502 Turtle Dove & Yellowhammer Choosley

Turtle Dove
Collecting spilt grain on concrete pad.

Turtle Dove
One of 3 birds on ploughed field.
Turtle Dove
3 birds just in from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Arguably the last 3 in Norfolk to make it through the Mediterranean zone.
Turtle Dove

Yellowhammer
Resplendent male
Corn bunting in song here also.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

20170402 Stonechat Kelling Heath, colour ringed

Stonechat
History of the bird:- Orange/Green; Black/Metal ring no.Z057442;
Nestling 4/4; Home Heath, King's Forest; TL823731; 03/05/2016
Not reported previously so the ringer is especially pleased to learn she
has survived and potentially breeding.

Stonechat
Fortunately saved this shot which clearly shows black ring over the metal, not obvious in previous shot.
She has paired with a very bright black and white male on the Heath.
And by the end of May, John Wagstaff says that the C-R female Stonechat  from Thetford Forest that nested on Kelling Heath had at least three youngsters fledge successfully from her first brood.

Saturday, 1 April 2017