Saturday, April 19, 2014

Costa Rica

Superb birding courtesy of Cost Rica Gateway.  519 species seen and around 335 photographed.  Some can be found here :-

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas Present from Santa

Driving an elderly relative back to Exeter after Christmas can have it's compensations when a quick turn-round and homeward diversion to Portland harbour can provide Brunnich's Guillemot at silly distance from the watching crowds.  This is a species I hadn't expected to see in Britain let alone from the mainland in Dorset.  A species normally at home in the frozen north amongst the reindeer!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Twelve birds with big bills at Holt CP.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Wind-blown Waifs

Force 6-7 northerlies brought large numbers of Skuas to the north Norfolk coast on Thursday along with many other migrants and wind-blown waifs.  The Great Skua, following in the path of the recent Sooty Shearwater, was also at Grafham Water.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sooty Shearwater at Grafham

I wasn't expecting one of these to turn up today - 1st for Cambs possibly?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Local Spotted Crake

This little gem was first found last Sunday in Bedford when the weather was wet and windy.  Each time I've visited the bird has skulked and not shown right for my choice of camera.  This morning I decided to take both formats out and managed a few digi-scoped images plus some with my 400mm and 7D.  Feeding on black pond snails and enjoying the warm sunshine.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013