Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Lakenheath ...... AGAIN

I can honestly say Lakenheath fen was the busiest bird reserve ive ever visited,it was absolutely heaving on sunday !!

Having said that the Ad male Red foot was showing superbly up and down the edge of trial wood,managed a few shots,but phew !!! its fast !!

Loads of Hobbies,booming Bitterns (one in flight late on) Nice views of Cuckoo.....had some brief views of the Savi's,but had to leave before it really started showing,so went again late monday this time had much better views up to about 9pm when we left.


Friday, 16 December 2011

Well well well well well ............who would have thought it !!??? A Rough Legged Buzzard on Gedling pit top ,an area i know very well .....generally speaking birdless,but thanks to Dazchap ,now the venue for the most 'showy' RLB ive ever seen ...a lovely juvenile ......if you want to see one well then come to Gedling..incidently the bird is viewable from my parents house window!!!!!!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Eastern England....Western Sand


Pugney's Diver

This 'juv' GND was showing well on the smaller lake at Pugneys until Marie and i arrived at which point it flew onto the bloody main lake !!! We did eventually get a decent view.

Surely not !!??

This White Stork was discovered in north Notts near sookholme ,it was wandering around a football pitch and had been fed bread apparantly !!! An escape ????? Just because it had a ring !!!

Newcastle bound

Off to Northumberland today, left early to see the Greater Yellowlegs, Tundra Bean, Grey Phalarope, Lesser Scaup, Ross's Geese and Eastern Black Redstart.  Get it right and it could be a dream day...........  However, the best laid plans........   We got off to a bad start by arriving at Low Hauxley only to find the Greater Yellowlegs wasn't there, followed it to Druridge Bay only to be told that 'It's just flown off, unlucky'.  It headed in the direction of East Chevington and we headed towards Holy Island to hopefully see the Eastern Black Redstart.  At least the tide was on our side as we crossed the causeway.  Another long walk along the beach to the back of the village school.  Luckily the bird was very confiding and we got some really good views.

Fog Off!

We set off for Angler's Country Park on a nice Sunday morning, as we got nearer it got foggier and foggier.  Didn't think we would be able to see anything on the lake.  Fotunately, the American Wigeon was fairly close to the shore and as the time passed the fog lifted a little.  Not the best views I have had of this bird but a record shot and another tick on Marie's list.