Friday, April 22, 2022

some male Marsh Harriers

 a good week for Marsh encounters 

Ring Ouzel

a nice male at Alkborough earlier in the week  

Otters after dark

 A fortuitous encounter with two Otters on a bright evening well after sunset - the R6 performed very well in the very dull conditions at ISO of up to 12800

spring warblers

 Warblers are filtering in with decent arrivals of Sedge and Reed Warblers this week with a few Grasshopper warblers while the Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs are getting down to nest building and Cetti's go from strength to strength ; Willow Warblers remain thinly spread and the disastrous lack of Swallows and House Martins appears to be spread throughout the UK 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Common Cranes Alkborough

 a few appearances over the Flats in the past week by this flock of ten birds have been memorable for the most part due to their audible renditions that echo the sounds of Northern bogs and forests -- Never been in just the right place at the right time and the hazy atmospherics have been another problem 

Monday, April 04, 2022

Albert the Black-browed Albatross back for the summer

 Put off going for a few days to let the crowds die down and it was relatively quiet today - just a 6 hour vigil for me before it poked its head above the ridge and then had a fly out to see for a bath before returning to the same spot - so close but just out of view 

Below the view from New Rollup the Gannets on the ridge top are viewable from Staple Newk but Albert is just hidden from view though a lot lot closer