Sunday, 28 October 2012

Missed the Red Breasted Flycatcher, But

Eddie and I went for Red Breasted Flycatcher that had been seen at Alton Water at 0730am this morning, all we got was WET!! You can't win them all.
After lunch went down the East Lane and on salt water lagoon found a RED BREASTED MERGANSER and a COMMON SCOTER (female).
(Light was very poor !!!)

Common Scoter (female)

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Winter arrived today

Winter arrived today, but so did the birds.
At East Lane I spotted a Little Auk flying off the sea with a flock of Starlings
and also a flock of 15 Bramblings  flew in from the sea.
At Shingle Street 20+ Waxwings flew in from the sea and flew towards Hollesley
and the Barn Owl appeared at 1700hrs over the fields near Oxley Diary flying back towards Martello.
The only photo's today are yet more Goldcrest, they were everywhere again today.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Great Day at Minsmere

Went to Minsmere today on this very cold day, the little birds soon warmed me up!!!
First Snow Buntings of this Autumn
Goldcrest were every where
This one in North Bushes
Stonechat in Sluice bushes
A smart looking Wren
Goldfinch on North wall

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Day at Landguard Reserve

Spent the day at LBO today, when I left they had ringed over 75 birds today.
Earlier in the Trees
he was very hard to photograph would not sit still.
Then he caught a fly
(then he dropped it!!)

(Butter fingers!!!)

she was ringed also
Lesser Redpoll on heath
not a great shot but first this autumn for me
Meadow Pipit
Linnet in the compound
 Eddie Marsh carefully extracting a bird from the nets


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Brambling and Goldcrest

Bramblings at Bawdsey
(poor light and 90 yds away)
Goldcrests at East Lane