Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Grasshopper Warblers

one of my spring highlights is getting good views of groppers -- at least 3 males at this locality today















Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ageing a Marsh Harrier

at a distance I took this for a young female but it is of course a male but what age? it looks like a 2cy bird with the faintest hints of grey in the central tail and prim coverts but could it be an older bird, as per iris colour, and the paper in BB from last year?




Little Ringed Plover


Canon 5D3 with 300 2.82 and 2x3

a nice combo when things are close enough

Shelducks

one of those species if it were rare it would be much more appreciated -- Canon 5D3 with 300 2.8 II and 2x III




Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tawny Pipit dots

big mistake in timing -- as they say should have gone yesterday! nice Pipit but not really compensation --found one at Spurn in September 1981 -- that seems a long time ago