Saturday, 26 October 2013

Another Great Week part two

Popped down to Shingle Street for SEO's but not sign.
But in the mist spotted a BARN OWL perch on the hay bales
The decided to check out the beach for birds, got half way to East Lane when I spotted two late WHEATEAR's
Then I made my way back to my car and started to rain when I spotted a STONECHAT a hard to find bird in Suffolk this year.

Now lets see what the Strong winds forecasted for Sunday night brings in !!

Another Great Week part one

I could not believe my luck popped to Shingle Street on Thursday morning two
 SHORT EARED OWLS hunting together.

Also a female BLACKCAP feeding on blackberries
Also a WHEATEAR  on beach
On Friday went again to Lynford for
Record shot only

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Fantastic Saturday at Bawdsey and Shingle Street

Last Saturday turned out to be a fantastic day for me first at Bawdsey with Mark Cornish.
 20+ Ring Ouzel's, 40+ Redwing, 2 Fieldfare and too many Song Thrushes to count!!
Only managed to get a few pics of RING OUZEL's
these two hiding
Then Suffolk Bins texted that a
 GREAT GREY SHRIKE had been found at Shingle Street so off I went and found it


Well this week turned up three life ticks for me!!
First at Sizewell a RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL which was very hard to photograph, never staying still the main reason for this was 2 Robin's giving him a hard time.

Then at Landguard a SHORE LARK
Went back today and in the rain his horns were showing

Before rain

Then on Friday Eddie and I were on the way to Sizewell when Suffolk Bins texted about a
 PALLAS WARBLER at Minsmere just past the Sluice bushes, so we diverted there were we found it with the help of John Grant