Tuesday, 20 December 2016

20161219 Ferruginous Duck RSPB Titchwell

Ferruginous Duck
Patsy's Reedbed Pool with Tufted Duck.
Note species has its own appendix 1a in Norfolk Report...

Ferruginous Duck
Darker feathering in belly indicate immature male.

Ferruginous Duck.
Clean white vent patch. Flanks paler and yellow to rear.

Ferruginous Duck
Minimal black nail area cf male Tufted
Ferruginous Duck
Male breeding plumage.
Blakeney wildfowl collection.

Ferruginous Duck
Female breeding plumage.
Blakeney wildfowl collection.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

20161204 Great Black-backed Gull JC499 NT Blakeney Point

GBB Gull
JC499 1st winter.

GBB Gull
CR-Code Black ring with white code: JC499 LBM;RBNW(JC499)
Ringing Centre Stavanger Museum (Norway) Ring number 3050199
Species Great Black-backed Gull  Larus marinus
Sex Unknown Age Pullus

25.06 2016
Kalvøysund, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
58°32'23"N 008°58'53"E
Lome, Carsten
04.12 2016
Blakeney Point, Norfolk, Great Britain
52°58'43"N 000°58'45"E
Whiley, Tom

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

20161123 Starling Roost Cley Marshes

Flock moving over road to roost in Main Reedbed.
Pre move down into reeds.
An almost fully leucistic bird can be seen in this shot.

Friday, 21 October 2016

20161021 Fin Whale Holkham Beach

Fin Whale
Balaenoptera physalusStranded on West end of Holkham Beach.
2nd largest animal after Blue Whale.

Fin Whale
Front baleen plates and lip white on right side only.
White underside of tail flukes.

Notch in centre of flukes.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

20161014 Ring Ouzel Devil's Dyke South Downs Sussex

Ring Ouzel.
Adult male of a flock of 6 that flew in high from the West.
Flock kept to bushes in valley bottom.

Devil's Dyke.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

20160919 Migrants Blakeney Point

Song Thrush
2 birds on The Hood, this one popped up after some encouragement.
Will the Rubythroat do the same?
Pied Flycatcher
1st winter bird in The Plantation.
Note tertial step.

Monday, 29 August 2016

20160825 Glossy Ibis RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

Glossy Ibis
Adult winter from the Tower Hide.
Great to find The Eastern Bush Chat on reception having moved on to this worthier conservation body.

Glossy Ibis 20100911
9 of flock of 20 reportedly from Spain on River Otter Devon.
Was reminded of this amazing occurrence by the above bird.
Glossy Ibis 20100911
Ringed bird with flock of 20, River Otter Devon.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

20160820 Baltic Gull Cley Marshes

Baltic Gull
2nd summer bird.
Dark feathers in tail.
Good mirror on P10 only.

Baltic Gull
Dark band on upper mandible.

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Yellow-legged Gull
Adult in wing moult.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

20160625 Caspian Tern Breydon Water

Caspian Tern
Bird flew in Eastwards down Breydon Water and landed in roost near Asda's car park.
Good to see John Gale here on twitching camping trip.