Saturday, 17 October 2015

Isabelline Shrike at Beeston Regis

Popped up to Norfolk for the Isabelline Shrike at Beeston Regis, it was a very wet day, despite that it was showing well if some what damp.


Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Yellow-browed Warbler and supporting cast

This Autumn has seen loads of Yellow-browed Warbler arrive on the East Coast, I have seen 6 in total, this one at Shingle Street was quite showy
(at times!!)

The same afternoon the sun was shining and the wind had dropped and I found this Greenland Wheatear on the beach at Shingle Street, which looked great in the sunshine.

Also this month has seen a large arrival of Goldcrests

Also a few Firecrests but as you all know they are very hard to see let alone photograph, this is a record shot of one.
Whilst birding yesterday I spotted this lovely Barn Owl taking a rest and asleep in the grass, it never noticed me at first so I was able to get a photos.

He perch on a post with someones discarded boot on it
(it was very distant so not a great photo)
Also the ever present Stonechats at Shingle Street.

Yesterday a this lone Mute Swan flew right over my head.
Also you know that Autumn is here when you see Brent Geese flying South
A Meadow Pipit at Hollesley Marshes, looking good in the afternoon sun.
Cute little Blue Tit feeding on blackberries.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

A months worth of birding in Suffolk (SEPT)

Barred Warbler stayed at Minsmere for  quite awhile always distant.

Buzzard at Thorpeness

The last few days saw a large number of Goldcrest arriving on the Suffolk coast

GREAT WHITE EGRET at Hazelwood Marshes

Three GREENSHANK stayed at Shingle Street for a few days

This little LESSER WHITETHROAT entertained me for quite awhile eating insects from the ground at Shingle Street

A few PIED FLYCATCHERS turned up on the Suffolk coast, this one a Shingle Street.


RED NECKED PHALAROPE spent a long while at Hollesley Marshes RSPB nearly always very distant, but we were lucky one day it came a little bit closer

REDSTART at Shingle Street

REED WARBLER at Shingle Street feeding up on blackberries to fuel his long journey South.

SNIPE at Hollesley Marshes RSPB

A very early SNOW BUNTING at Landguard
 on 9th Sept
(it was missing it's tail)

Young STONECHAT at Shingle Street

It has been a poor Autumn for WHEATEAR not the numbers we usually exspect
(these were at Shingle Street and Hollesley RSPB)


WHINCHATS at Shingle Street

It's been at good year for YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER quite a few turned up on the Suffolk Coast
(this one at Landguard)