Sunday, February 26, 2017

displaying woodpig bird of the day

Grey Wagtail on the drive next to the house when I returned home -- pretty dire around the pits with 122 Gadwall and the long staying but elusive Shag the highlights

Saturday, February 25, 2017


dull day yesterday and these trees are not really nice as berry bearing trees go -- some people have said the 400 DO2 is not sharp -- I need to evaluate it after a year of use some time -- 

exotic bunting

always hidden in bits of veg -- some of these spring Reed Bunts really do look different

Pochard and Tufted Duck drakes

could be local breeder but could be heading for Russia soon -- who knows

Sunday, February 19, 2017

male Hen Harrier

one from a few weeks back that I had overlooked as they were pretty poor -- a brief fly by at Manby Flashes - the only male I have seen this winter

local Stonechats

some spring movement evident today with 2 new males on Waters Edge, both with stonking white neck patches and rich orange upper breast patches while the dark male, presumably a first winter, that has been around all winter at Blow Wells had acquired a female today as well