Monday, 26 April 2010


Greenshank at Derek's, 26th April 2010.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Sewing machine bird

They are just great birds. There are few birds that mesmerise me as well as these birds when you get one really going for it a few meters from you. Grasshopper Warbler, MVCP, 24th April 2010.

Thursday, 22 April 2010


I can't resist photographing these gorgeous birds. Some of the male Yellowhammers look positively fluorescent in the wonderful spring sunshine at the moment. Broom, 22nd April.

Another Wobbler

This Willow Warbler has surprisingly dark legs. It was definitely singing like a Willow Warbler. MVCP, 21st April.


A few days of persistent easterlies in mid-April and Ring Ouzels are almost guaranteed to turn up in good numbers. These two were on Sandy Heath, just opposite The Lodge. The male has been there for almost two weeks now, but the female was only present for the day.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Arctic wanderers

I always enjoy the challenge of digiscoping birds in flight. These Arctic Terns at Broom were fairly difficult, but I'm happy with the two efforts above. 15th April 2010.


A fairly grey individual - a migrant from the north, or a local? Meadow Pipit, Derek Whites Eggs pit, 14th April 2010.

Willy Wobbler

The real sign of spring - a singing Willow Warbler. Broom, 13th April 2010

Saturday, 3 April 2010

My crest is on fire

Always stunning, this Firecrest is just down the road from my house at the moment.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Boom! Shake, shake, shake the room

Bittern, Minsmere, Suffolk, 31st March 2010. A fitting finale to a superb early spring days birding on the Suffolk coast. Lesser Kestrel, Great Grey Shrike, Pallid Swift, Alpine Swift, Black Redstart, 3 Firecrests, 10 White Wagtails, Water Pipit, 16+ Med Gulls, and this bird can't be bad...

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