Brief report on my last 3 birding visits out and about, to Frampton Marsh for an hour on Friday afternoon, Hunstanton coast on saturday & near my home today the 9th of March. 33 miles away! Lovely and sunny at … Continue reading 33 miles away – 70 miles away – 3 minutes away!
Still fairly quiet when I arrived this morning but more birds on the scrape now with Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Tufted, Teal and a little grebe. 28 Curlew flying around as well as a good few Buzzards and Greylag. The … Continue reading Marston looking up
Had a walk along the Grantham Canal hoping to see the Leucistic Blackbird that Dave R not only told us all about the other day but illustrated it with some lovely photo’s. Never seen a Leucistic Blackbird before so was … Continue reading Casthorpe – Grantham Canal – 6/3/14
Had just over an hour at Dunsby Fen yesterday afternoon (4/3/14) before dark and was left alone to enjoy 4 possibly 5 Short Eared Owls in the top field behind French’s Farm. The birds were active in differing numbers upon my … Continue reading Alone @ Dunsby – well nearly!
Got down the patch early this morning, after all, I’d somehow managed to stay away from the place for almost a week. The hen harrier showed well again over the reedbeds. Hougham mill lane. 2 bullfinches. 12 mute swans on … Continue reading Hen harrier still at Marston 04/03/2014
Had this amongst c500 Common Gulls in my local roost on Friday (28th), Subtly smaller than CG with slightly paler mantle, yellow/brown iris, broad white tertial crescent, very dense head streaking (for time of year) which was strongest on nape … Continue reading Putative Mew Gull
Sharon received a message via one of her friends on facebook, complete with a photograph of a stunning leucistic blackbird. I popped out early this morning and really enjoyed the bird, getting a few pics. It is an absolute poseur, sometimes … Continue reading Turdus fantasticus.