Thursday, 31 January 2008

Garden finchfest

Dispite the weather being horrible out there, the birds don't seem to mind too much. Another top count of Bramlings today at 27 all at once - I'm sure there are well over 30 visiting my garden at the moment. Also up to 20 Goldfinches and plenty of Greenfinches and Chaffinches too. They are eating a LOT of sunflower hearts though!

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Bird Garden Brambling Watch!

Just finished my hour watching the garden (08:30-09:30), with a staggering top count of Bramblings being the highlight -
Brambling - 25
Chaffinch - 14
Goldfinch - 11
Starling - 7
Greenfinch - 5
Blackbird - 2
Collared Dove - 1
Robin - 1
Dunnock - 1
Great Tit - 1 (the garden rarity for the day!)
Also Skylark singing, Yellowhammers near-by and a flock of Greylags over too.

Not bad at all!
The images at the top were taken in my garden a few weeks ago.

Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier, Goa, India, December 2007

Pheasant-tailed Jacana

Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Goa, India, December 2007

Pied Bushchat

Pied Bushchat, Goa, India, December 2007

Wooly-necked Stork

Wooly-necked Stork, Goa, India, December 2007

Clamorous Reed Warbler

Clamorous Reed Warbler, Goa, India, December 2007

Asian Palm Swift

Asian Palm Swift, Goa, India, December 2007

Saturday, 26 January 2008


(That's what Americans apparently call them!) Woodcock, Titchwell, Norfolk, 26th January 2008


Snow Buntings, Salthouse, Norfolk, 26th January 2008


Lapland Bunting, Salthouse, Norfolk, 26th January 2008

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Orange-headed Thrush

Orange-headed Thrush, Goa, India, December 2007

Paddyfield Pipit

Paddyfield Pipit, Goa, India, December 2007

Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite, Goa, India, December 2007

Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Goa, India, December 2007

Green Bee-eaters

Day-glow green bee-eaters - how cool is that?! Green Bee-eaters, Goa, India, December 2007.

Small Pratincoles

These have to be one of the cutest waders in the world? Small Pratincoles, Goa, India, December 2007.

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