Monday, 21 December 2015

Brancaster staithe and Thornham

On the 20th December
Went birding north Norfolk
to see a Red-necked Grebe at Brancaster Staithe that showed then moved out of site.
then went to see Twite at Thornham near Titchwell 14 in one group at Barn two with rings on
one yellow orange left leg yellow metal right leg the other Red metal 38 left yellow black right.

 Red-necked Grebe

 Grey Plover
 Bar-tailed Godwit
 Pink-footed Goose

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Horsey beach and Twins

This is my first year
helping as a volunteer Warden with the seals
an saw the twins at about a hour old this could
be a first record for the UK for grey seals and
they will get DNA tested to be shore in a few weeks
the Pup count is over 600 now from Horsey to Winterton
work has stopped on sea defence till pups have moved on.

 one twin a day old
 Twins at a hour old
 Mum of Twins

Monday, 23 November 2015

Winterton Humpback Whale

Over the passed week a Humpback Whale
has been of Winterton beach on different
times of the day seen from Hemsby to Horsey
mostly where the Gannets group over it but
some time with no birds around it of shore
from 1-3 miles out need scope some time bins ok

mouth out

 back & fin

Friday, 13 November 2015

Strumpshaw fen

Fen hide for a few hours with jack & Common snipe
water rail 3 marsh Harrier about.

Marsh Harrier
Jack snipe
 Water rail
Jack & Common snipe
 Common snipe

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Pied Wheatear

Started the day at Braydon water
with the water coming in watching the waders slowly
moving to the north bank as the tide moved it was found
and cooled often where it moved and the flow half as
close again with more detail showing that its the lesser yellow legs.
With the Pied Wheatear still showing at Landguard I went heading for
it arriving around 3pm. where it showed as I got on the beach watching till to dark
to get any speed on the Camera heading home in the dark.

Lesser Yellow Legs

 Water Pipit

 Pied Wheatear

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Strumpshaw Fen RSPB

I Went to Fen hide for a few hours as rain stopped
was hopping for a water pipit but strimming was going on around the area
3 marsh harriers a kingfisher came through cetti's stonechat reed bunting
3 Chinese water deer feeding.

R9 on this marsh Harrier

Chinese water deer
 reed bunting & stonechat

Friday, 23 October 2015

Winterton North Dunes

I had a hour and a half before Hospital
walked the North dunes to the east pool.
Walking the Dunes looking at the sea with not
a lot moving a short eared Owl came out of the long
grass in front of me as I moved to where it landed
I could see a Buzzard in a died tree so went that way
instead. As I lay down then moved to it slowly snapping away.
 The short-eared owl came along chasing it away
over the next dune. The Great grey Shrike was still
in that area time short went home.

Juv Rough-legged Buzzard

 Short-eared Owl
 Great grey Shrike

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Caister Siberian Stonechat

After the Seal count this morning and a Rough-legged Buzzard
 in off the sea.
I headed to Caister on sea to try and see the Siberian Stonechat
seeing if favour the edge of the golf course getting good views
most of the time I sat down in the end and let it come to me
witch it did in the end down to 30ft by sitting and waiting it feed
with 2 common stonechats moving the hole length of the area
from life boat station to Caravan park.

Siberian Stonechat
 Peach rump
 Black under wing
 White on tip of tail

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Winterton North Dunes 20/10/15

first thing to see at the totem pole
was a Great Grey shrike then a text from Barry
to let me now a Rough-legged Buzzard went over his head
watched one from a high dune over the estate Barry got on a second one
as they drifted in land 5 Common Buzzards came out the wood.
Kestrel Sparrow hawk Merlin in the area a quick sea watch
saw 3 Goosanders go north Wigeon and a great crested grebe.

Rough-legged Buzzard
 Great Grey Shrike
 Common Buzzard