Monday, June 25, 2012

Long Time No See Little Owls

During the winter and early spring, Little Owls seems to have disappeared from Willington but now I'm pleased to say there are two pairs in territory within 200m of each other.  The lower bird is one I've been photographing since 2006.   He thinks I can't see him!


A stop near Thetford en-route to Norfolk at the weekend, the reward being a recently fledged family of Redstarts feeding their young close to the footpath.  Lovely birds Redstarts.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Wet Woodies

These youngsters have found the peanuts to their liking if not the weather.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Rock'n Roller

The long-staying European Roller in East Yorkshire got the better of me today and with more rain forecast, I grasped the moment and managed to connect with my first seen in the UK.  The bird seemed to glow like a jewel in the sunshine and like all other European Rollers I've seen elsewhere, failed to come as close as I would have liked.
The lower bird was digiscoped in grey, overcast light in Hungary last month where a beam of sunshine would have been very welcome.   European Rollers aren't common-place wherever I go but Hungary seems as good a place as anywhere I've visited.