2nd visit and only the one male seen.
20180719 Emerald Damselfly
RSPB Dragonfly workshop on 19th at Dersingham Bog
|20180719 Emerald Damselfly|
Adult breeding from Island Hide.
The ultimate pose except for tibia deep water...
On 31st the bird stayed out in the middle of Freshmarsh but is still identifiable on leg colour
through the heat haze.
19970829 Lesser Yellowlegs
29th August 1997 Ryan's Field the Hayle Estuary.
(Named to celebrate the birth of a NT warden who latterly toiled on The Lizard and NNCoast)
Also an adult with retained breeding plumage.
An over baked acrylic....
Ian's excellent field sketch and notes from 17th.
The Yellowlegs performed well and gave us the ideal rare bird field sketching session.
Performance under pressure from a busy Island Hide, failure was not an option...
Ian's considered studio pencil sketch of the bird.
At one with his subject following great dedication.
Next we invade Poland with colour.
Little London Corpusty.
Telephone Box display panel featuring the Corpusty plough, railway station tearooms, message bearing Swifts, Yellowflag, Otter looking back through time, 19th century view of hamlet, the well on The Street and Common Mallow.
|Display panel production crew.|
Black-tailed Godwit icelandica
2 CR birds on Freshmarsh became the subject of the sketching class.
Strangely neither bird has been recorded at Cley, but the left hand birds right leg ring colours are not well determined.
Ringing data returned if the off white was once lime green indicated an individual not seen for 10 years... so doubtful.
No data as yet on RNR-YGY, but should be more conclusive.
Black -tailed Godwit
This bird looks to have a data logger on its left leg.
Also lettering on white ring right leg.
CR Avocet also in shot.
20180717 Black-tailed Godwit
Bird with aerial for satellite tracking seen on the 17th...?
Has a name and has returned from Iceland, more data to follow.
Kestrel appeared hovering briefly over west end of enclosures putting up all Little Terns, about 60 birds.
Then flew low East along ridge whilst being mobbed.
|Little Tern grabbing and striking Kestrel but fails to divert it from its attack run.|
Kestrel took one hop on the ground then grabbed chick.
Appeared to be able to see chicks from low level flight.
|Very small chick in left talons.|
|Male Kestrel then flew a short distance and landed within enclosure amongst sea-blight cover.|
Over 7 Kestrel visits were recorded to the colony the previous day!?
Kestrel sitting on deck in shade of sea-blight and still being mobbed by Terns.
Bird seemed very bold and would not easily flush away from the colony.
Noted an abundance of Kestrel attacks in log over last two days and communicated with wardens.
The eastern enclosures colony has been wiped out.... by Kestrel??