Am not about much @ the mo!

Due to holidays & work I have not been out and about much lately so thought I would post to let you know I have been looking regularily at the site and the interesting posts and great images, you are getting better and better Dave R 😉 I have today just spent over two hours working on my website and have updated well over 70 images covering around 24 species and have a load more to do including my Cyprus holiday snaps too! Only recent images I can post is of the 2 Stock Doves that are calling into the garden several times … Continue reading Am not about much @ the mo!

Frampton 11/05/2013

11th May 2013 Another interesting day on the RSPB reserve today.The temmincks stint showed well when I eventually tracked it down.It was hiding for a while,not surprising as it’s even smaller than a little ringed plover,of which there were a few here. The place was swarming with swifts (200+).A second calendar year little gull fluttered over the scrapes.Several ruff were around,each looking very different to the others.In the afternoon I walked round the wetland circuit.Got totally drenched in a heavy downpour.Approaching the reservoir a quick check revealed 2 greenshanks and a common sandpiper,just as a couple of weeks ago.Scanning along … Continue reading Frampton 11/05/2013

Black winged stilt.

7th May 2013 Spent the morning at Gib. I drove very slowly owing to the fact I got nabbed for speeding on my previous visit twitching the subalp warbler.(almost worth it).Things had gone a bit quiet here in the warm,settled conditions.Common whitethroats were all over the place,with 2 or 3 lessers.A cuckoo was around and a common buzzard flew over.Met Nige Lound,who had had grasshopper warbler and turtle dove earlier. lesser whitethroat green hairstreak butterfly Got news of the black-winged stilt at Frampton so tootled over,remembering to keep to the speed limit.Soon got onto the bird which gave great scope … Continue reading Black winged stilt.

Sat.04/05/2013

Freiston. Walked for miles,went all the way to Butterwick,via the outer sea wall and returned by the inner wall.Was hoping for migrants but a few common warblers and a couple of wheatear were about the best of it.Back on the lagoons the common terns had arrived.Avocets numbered thirty or more and black headed gulls have taken over over every island,just like at Frampton.The terns were managing to keep one area gull free.What with avocets,gulls and terns it was pretty noisy.There weren’t many other waders.Tree sparrows and a song thrush showed near the car park. Later I walked around the wetland trail where … Continue reading Sat.04/05/2013

Cuckoo

Marston am 02/05/2013 Nice to hear the old cuckoo again this morning,cuckooing like billyo.A cracking morning,weatherwise brought out the visitors.This place has certainly increased in popularity lately,no bad thing as the chances of good birds being found is much greater.If it carries on like this we’ll need a visitor centre and coffee shop ! The warblers were enjoying the conditions,too.5 cetti’s sang loudly,all at different locations around the site.One showed well.At least 20 common whitethroats were scattered all around,with a lesser whitethroat along Mill lane.Didn’t see any wheatears,they must have moved on following a still,clear night. Lots of sedge warblers and … Continue reading Cuckoo