Friday, 17 December 2010

Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)

Same bird with ring.

Spoonbill (Platalea lucorodia)

Was this one of the young ones hatched at Holkham? Taken Cley Norfolk in November

Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

You may have noticed there's been a few around. Here's one I bumped into at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB

Hybrid Black Brant (Branta nigricans) Dark-bellied Brant Goose (Branta bernicla bernicla) Norfolk November 2010

One of the several hybrids at Wells that look alarmingly similar to pure Black Brants

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Jack Snipe Cley NWT

Always a joy to see

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Images from Portugal Limosa tour

Storm Petrel

Great Skua


European Mantis

Cory's Shearwater

Bar-tailed Godwit

Balearic Shearwater

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Images from Bulgaria Limosa tour

Red-backed Shrike: one of the most common migrants

Cardinals were everywhere

Knapweed Fritillary courting

White-faced Bushcrickets are supposed to be common. We saw one.

Little Bittern

Little Owl

Marsh Frog

Grass Snake with Marsh Frog

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Monday, 6 September 2010

European Hornet (Vespa crabro)

Removing wings of a fly species...anyone know which?

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Crested Cow-wheat (Melampyrum cristatum)

Still a few in flower in Norfolk 31st July 2010

Common Seal (Phoca vitulina)

Anyone know what might cause this kind of injury? 

Wednesday, 2 June 2010