Wednesday, 18 November 2020

20201118 Siberian Chiffchaff Beeston Regis Common

 


20201118 Siberian Chiffchaff
Bird rapidly moved through Common high in trees with Long-tailed Tit flock.

20201118 Common Chiffchaff
P. collybita. 5 birds stayed low down in the Dusky's willow clump.
Dusky called, about 3 short bursts, but has proved to be a difficult bird to view.


20201118 Common Chiffchaff
Sunning collybita with bluebottle that took a wrong turn.
1 Brambling on deck here.


Tuesday, 17 November 2020

20201117 Desert Wheatear, Salthouse Beach. Caspian Gull & Peregrine Falcon

 


20201117 Desert Wheatear


20201117 Desert Wheatear



20201117 Caspian Gull
Off Salthouse Beach road.
Probably a male on body size and hefty bill. Adult winter plumage.

20201117 Peregrine Falcon
By Meadow Lane. Hefty adult female.
Appears to be a length of wire beneath the left eye...


Sunday, 8 November 2020

20201108 Greater Yellowlegs, Dunwich Sea Pools

20201108 Greater Yellowlegs


20201108 Greater Yellowlegs


20201108 Greater Yellowlegs


20201028 Lesser Yellowlegs
NWT Cley on Keepers Marsh.
Slim and well proportioned compared with Greater.

20201108 Greater Yellowlegs

20201108 Greater Yellowlegs



20201108 Alaskan Yellow Wagtail, Dunwich Quags & 20191228 Alaskan Yellow Wagtail, Sedgeford dung heeps


20201108 Alaskan Yellow Wagtail

20201108 Alaskan Yellow Wagtail

 
20201108 Alaskan Yellow Wagtail

20191228 Alaskan Yellow Wagtail
Sedgeford bird for comparison. Note taken in overcast dull conditions.


20191228 Alaskan Yellow Wagtail
This Sedgeford bird shows an stronger supercilium behind the eye.
Black lores and bleed onto ear-coverts is the same in both.


Monday, 2 November 2020

20201102 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Hempton Marsh

 

20201102 E. Sparrowhawk
Juvenile Female reflectively scratching,
 having crashed through centre of willow and berry bush thicket, 
flushing Redwing and Blackbird in all directions and failing to strike.

20201102 E Sparrowhawk
Looked about for further prey...


20201102 E Sparrowhawk
Then focused on lens and shot off.
Bullfinch and Redwing abundant along path.


Wednesday, 28 October 2020

20201028 Lesser Yellowlegs, NWT Cley

 

20201028 Lesser Yellowlegs
Keeper's Marsh

20201028 Lesser Yellowlegs
Often a confiding species. Will dig out Hayle and Exeter birds... And the Titchwell sketch.


Saturday, 17 October 2020

20201017 Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Stiffkey saltmarsh

 

20201017 Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin


20201017 Rufous Scrub Robin
Eastern subspecies syriacus 

20201017 Rufous Scrub Robin
Looking a bit exhausted at times.

20201017 The Twitch
A scene reminiscent of an Emperor Penguin colony but on mud.
c500 in distance with steady stream back and forth.
Note guy in wheel chair....  
2 policemen were staggering out to the colony as 'jump start Eric' and I left.

20201017 Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin

20201017 Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin 
Biro sketch of the bird of the year. Could not resist....