Saturday, 20 May 2023

20230520 Cattle Egret & Cinnabar Moth, Overy Marshes

20230520 Cinnabar Moth

20230520 Cattle Egret
Probably a breeding pair... with prime cattle of the Holkham Estate.

Carpets of Thrift in the dunes.

20230520 Tufted Duck
Pair in dyke.

Monday, 8 May 2023

20230508 Grey-headed Wagtail & Curlew Sandpiper, NWT Cley Marshes


20230508 Grey-headed Wagtail
With cattle by Wattling Water in flock of 34 Yellow Wagtail.
Heavy blotching on breast sides.

20230508 Grey-headed Wagtial
Grey nape and crown showed well from rear.

20230508 Grey-headed Wagtail
From front face showed blacker.

20230501 Blue-headed Wagtail Motacillla flava flava
Solid greyish blue cap but, paler chin and throat... suggesting Channel cline.
Only shot of bird with 4 others that moved on West...

20230508 Yellow Wagtail
Female flavissima

20230508 Yellow Wagtail
Male flavissima

20230510 Walsy Halo

20230505 Curlew Sandpiper
Simmonds scrape. 
Attaining full breeding plumage.

20230505 Curlew Sandpiper
Bill short and light,especially at the base for this species, suggesting male.
Proportions as Dunlins.

Thursday, 4 May 2023

20230504 Black Tern, KWM & Glossy Ibis Cley Marshes


20200504 Black Tern 
Black head and body of male.

20230504 Black Tern
Swooping marsh tern.

20230504 Black Tern

20230504 Black Tern
Dark grey body, blacker hood and white chin of female.

20200505 Glossy Ibis 
2 over Cley Marshes.

20230505 Glossy Ibis
Swan Lake Cley.

20230510 Swan Lake
Iron Road.

Tuesday, 2 May 2023

20230502 Hoopoe & Ring Ouzel, West Runton


20230502 Hoopoe
Returned several times to CP now £4.00 a shot...
Well worth it today!

20230502 Hoopoe
Olympus users club reunion and ScotDoc scoped a Whinchat way out on fenceline.

20230502 Hoopoe
Favoured overflow CP field as good feeding.

20230428 Ring Ouzel
Lone male.

20230428 Ring Ouzel

Saturday, 22 April 2023

20230422 Bar-tailed Godwit, Eye Field Cley Marshes


20230422 Bar-tailed Godwit
A rare cr Bar-tailed. Adult Female...

20230422 Bar-tailed Godwit

20230422 Bar-tailed Godwit & Ruff
Flock of c40.

20230422 Bar-tailed Godwit
Built for speed and long distance migration.

Friday, 21 April 2023

20230421 Baltic Gull, Hunstanton


20230421 Baltic Gull
Not able to shoot bird fully side on due to fence....
Small bird cf Herring Gull and short legged.

20230421 Baltic Gull

20230421 Baltic Gull
Longer mirror than ideal.

Tuesday, 18 April 2023

20230418 Raven, Holkham Park


20230418 C Raven
Monument nest site.

20230418 C Raven

20230429 Raven

20230429 Raven
Juveniles fledged to nearby tree.

20230429 Holkham Monument

20230427 C Raven
2 juvs raised.

20230427 C Raven
Adult in inner primary wing moult.

20230410 Mandarin Duck
Selbrigg Pond.

Saturday, 1 April 2023

20230401 Barn Owl & Marsh Harrier, NNCoast


20230104 Barn Owl

20230104 Continental Cormorant
Sculthorpe Moor.
Adult sinensis.
But what of the imm. bird...

20230326 Barn Owl
 NWT Cley Marshes.

20230401 Barn Owl
North Point Pools.

20230401 Marsh Harrier
Stiffkey Fen. Eyeing Moorhen by dyke.

20230401 Marsh Harrier
Female orange LH, Holkham Freshmarsh.

Tuesday, 28 March 2023

20230328 Long-billed Dowitcher & Water Pipit, NWT Cley Marshes still...

20230328 Lb Dowitcher
Dwafed by Blt Godwit & Avocet.

20230328 Lb Dowitcher
Size as CSnipe.

20230328 Lb Dowitcher
Classic pose between continual stitching.


20230326 Water Pipit
Extreme pre-breeding moult, palest bird ever seen.....

20230328 Long-billed Dowitcher & Ruff

20230410 Lb Dowitcher
Pats, in thunder storm.

20230501 Long-billed Dowitcher
Ist summer now Showing signs of breeding plumage in underparts.