Thursday, 28 February 2008

Lesser Gingerpoll

Lesser Repoll outside my office window. A bit ginger this one...

Sunday, 24 February 2008

House Crow

House Crow, Goa, India, December 2007

Tickells Blue Flycatcher

Tickells Blue Flycatcher, Goa, India, December 2007

Massive Tree Rat...almost

Malabar Giant Squirrel Ratufa indica, Goa, India, December 2007

Brown Wood Owl

Brown Wood Owl, Goa, India, December 2007

Common Hawk Cuckoo

Common Hawk Cuckoo, Goa, India, December 2007

Jungle Myna

Jungle Myna, Goa, India, December 2007

Kingfishers of Goa

Blue-eared Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher

Stork-billed Kingfisher

Black-capped Kingfisher

Lesser Pied Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher

....and last, but not least, Kingfisher - the beer!

Friday, 22 February 2008

Office Mealy Redpoll

The niger seed feeder stuck up outside my new office at The Lodge was an immediate hit. Within a few days of it going up we had Siskins on it. A day or two after that we had the real stars - Redpolls. I've now got around five different Lesser Redpolls visiting the feeder regularly, including a couple of wonderful pink-flushed males. However I was a bit surprised one day when I glanced up and saw this Redpoll sat on the feeder!

Little did I know that as soon as I told people it was there, people from all over would start to 'pop in' and say "hello....oh and is the Mealy around today?" Yes, my new niger feeder was instantly famous! I don't mind though, and it's great to get people interested by all the fuss, then enthuse about the excellent views of the Redpolls from my office window, non-birders especially.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Thurleigh sunset

School Lane, Bolnhurst - overlooking the set-a-side at Thurleigh. 17th February 2008

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Office window birding

There have been up to three Siskins on my office niger (or is it nyger?) feeder recently. This particular male was exceptionally tame - the top two images are full-frame and just resized, the bottom one is a crop of the head. I've also had three Lesser Redpolls on the niger too, but they are a little more skitish.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Japanese binocular football...

It's not often I put this type of stuff on my blog, but this was too funny not to!

Saturday, 2 February 2008


As the sun was shining I through a spot of woodland bird photography was in order at Stockgrove CP near Heath and Reach. Their Nutchatches are usually very tame, and today was no exception. There was also a good selection of other common stuff, which flocked down soon after I sacrificed three mint viscount biscuits...

Stockgrove II

I hate Grey Squirrels, but they are quite photogenic...

Stockgrove III

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