Monday, March 02, 2015

more of the Tundra Beans

in flying profile Tundra Beans are pretty similar to Pinks at a distance difficult -- nice sun this afternoon between showers -- considerable variation in the amount and intensity of orange on the bills of these 12 with some having small dull orange patches, others bright orange small bands and at least two with orange extending back up the upper mandible towards the bill base












Alkborough Flats a snow and wind day

253 Avocets maybe regretting leaving the south coast








drake Wigeon




Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tundra Beans and Pale-bellied Brent

the Pale-bellied Brent was at Barton last Sunday but has now joined up with Greylags and Canadas around Read's Island where the flock of 12 Tundra Beans was this afternoon -- my first record of the winter - the only time they were closer was when they flew past me and of course I couldn't get the 2x off the 500!










Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Iceland Gull still there

the 3cy Iceland Gull still on Grimsby Docks today in the sun - -takes on totally different tones and colours in different ligths





Monday, February 23, 2015

Bittern


feeding almost all day close to a hide but virtually impossible to see even when you knew where it was  until it walked into the open but by then the light was all wrong -- not really sure if it was stalking the snipe or if they were just a distraction 











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