Sunday, 17 June 2018

The Peregrines of Norwich Cathedral 2018

The Peregrines of Norwich Cathedral 2018

Some of the photographs from this year below.

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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Norwich Cathedral 14th June 2018. The second of the three juveniles to fledge. Above three photograph were taken from the cloisters.

A little later, number two Peregrine Falcon off the platform, slipped in a clumsy flight attempt, fell backwards and then managed to turn in mid-flight and coasted low over the cloisters roof near the café. I was expecting the bird to be on a wall or tree but it ended up on the road. Lying down to get a better angle to photograph the bird I was amazed when it ran up to me. After helping guide passers-by around the bird, it was later released on the Bell Tower

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Romania May 2018

Photographs from a recent tour to Romania

Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva)
Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola)

Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus)

Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola)
 Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
  Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus)
Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata)
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)

Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus)

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
 Large Copper (Lycaena dispar)

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Spring tour Sicily

Some photographs from Sicily April 2018.

Eastern Bath White (Pontia edusa)

Tiger Beetle species (Lophyra flexuosa circumflexa)

Italian Sparrow (Passer italiae)

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)

 Scops Owl (Otus scops)

Visits to Sheringham

Some of the birds seen this year at Sheringham.

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

Little Gull (Larus minutus)

Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

 Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) pale juvenile

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

A family holiday to Fuerteventura

A family holiday to Fuerteventura and what do you know the Dwarf Bittern hadn't returned to Africa. Here looking quite small and a bit out of habitat on rocks in the gorge.

Scroll down for less 'dwarf' like photograph.

Dwarf Bittern (Ixobrychus sturmii)

Spectacled Warbler (Sylvia conspicillata orbitalis)

Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata fuertaventurae)

Dwarf Bittern (Ixobrychus sturmii)
Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria)


A lucky break on our walk from Thornham to Holme, when this Waxwing landed right next to us on a bramble. Such a pleasure to see this species away from the urban setting.

Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) Norfolk January 2018


Lucky timing to get this Otter porpoiseing out of the water

Common Otter (Lutra lutra) Norfolk January 2018

Visits to relatives

Always handy to stop off at some good birding spots en route.

American Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) Surrey January 2018

Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) plucking Hornbeam seeds Cambridgeshire UK GB February 2018

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Sri Lanka November 2017

Sri Lanka November 2017

Brown-breasted Flycatcher (Muscicapa muttui)

Indian Monitor (Varanus bengalensis)

Malayan Night Heron (Gorsachius melanolophus)

Indian Star Tortoise (Geochelone elegans)

Pied Thrush (Geokichla wardii)

Indian Pitta (Pitta brachyura)

Sri Lanka Spurfowl (Galloperdix bicalcarata)

Green-billed Coucal (Centropus chlororhynchos)

 Kashmir Flycatcher (Ficedula subrubra)

 Oriental Rat Snake (Ptyas mucosa)