Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Purple Swamphen

This afternoon I went with Tim
to see the Purple Swamphen at Minsmere RSPB
it was on show as we arrived that's a good start.
Then worked its way to the back of the pool 60-100ft
further back Great to see lovely colours.

 Purple Swamphen

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Winterton Beach watching more Waders passing

are Sanderling Dunlin Ringer plover Whimbrel Curlew Knot
Bar-tailed Godwit Black-tailed Godwit.
Gulls passing are Little Gull Common Gull Med Gull Black-headed Gull
Lesser black-backed Gull Herring Gull Great Black-backed Gull.
Terns are Sandwich Common Arctic Little.
 Ringed plover
 Little Gull
 Common Gull

Friday, 17 June 2016

Fen Orchids with NWT Guilded walk

Great to do a walk with Adam from NWT to see the Fen Orchid
with Grass snake Hobby Marsh Harrier

 Fen Orchid's

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Nice afternoon at Trimley marshes Suffolk

Great views of the Whiskered Tern here today
and Little Bittern 2 Ruff and Spotted Redshank

 Whiskered Tern

 Little Bittern

Spotted Redshank
 pair of Ruff

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Strumpshaw Fen RSPB

Warmed up mid morning
saw my first two Swallowtails then one sat
about twenty feet away about 4 Scarce Chasers
third go I got to see the Osprey that's been catching
fish like pike on the fen.


 Scarce Chaser

Monday, 16 May 2016

Bee-eater now day six

Bee-Eater saw in the tree by Pond

 Starling bombing it

 Roosting tree

Thursday, 12 May 2016


Winterton Bee-Eater
Patrick found a Bee-Eater last night that went to roost in the trees
by the Paddocks so a Early start as I arrived at 5.20 the bird came to the wire at 5.27am
for over a hour it feed being chased off a few times mostly Jackdaws but a sparrow hawk
tried once.