Friday, 23 November 2012

Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

As you may know there have been a few about.

Black-bellied Dipper (Cinclus cinclus cinclus)

Popping over to the Midlands couldn't resist dropping in at Thetford.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Norfolk storms

Photographs from a wet windy Saturday.

Little Auk (Alle alle) Salthouse

Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla) Burnham Overy Staithe

A selection of birds photographed at Stiffkey Norfolk

Photos taken during the murky, foggy conditions 23rd October 2012. Amazing what the latest cameras can cope with despite the exceptionally poor light and visibility.

Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)

Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus)
Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Not so Black-headed Gull Suffolk October 2012

Leucistic Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)

Slavonian Grebe (Podiceps auritus) Oulton Broad Suffolk October 2012

Initially identified as a Black-necked Grebe. Was this a case of mass hallucination or were there really two birds involved?

Monday, 8 October 2012

Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)

Came across this on a family walk on Mousehold Heath, Norwich

Friday, 5 October 2012

Grey Squirrel swimming

While on an electric boat from Martham we came across this Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) swimming across the Candle Dyke.  Watch out any Red Squirrels thinking they are safe on their islands.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Some waders & wildlfowl

Recent shots from north Norfolk.

Curlew (Numenius arquata)
Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)


Couldn't resist the abstract colours offshore at Salthouse.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Sandy Stiltball

An endangered fungi on the GB Red List protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 8). The Norwich area is the UK stronghold. 

Sandy Stiltball (Battarrea phalloide

and below a new fungi for Norfolk, recently found in Norwich.

Fungi species (Daldinia loculata)


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

North Norfolk

Between the showers

Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus)
Cley windmill

Friday, 13 July 2012


Can't resist seabird colonies. Well...they are full of tame birds.

Northern Gannet (Morus Bassanus)

Northern Gannet (Morus Bassanus)

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Time for insects

Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)

Tuesday, 3 July 2012


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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Northumberland trip

Farne Islands and around

Puffin (Fratercula arctica)
Eider (Somateria mollissima)

Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Bird survey work

While sitting quite still for up to three hours, some wildlife can come close, even by intensively farmed crops.

And amazingly you can, if you're lucky, stumble across the odd Orchid or two, flowering in a set aside strips, while carrying out a breeding bird survey.

European Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus)
Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus)
Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera)
Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus)

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Photographs from a Limosa tour to Lesvos/Lesbos Greece April 2012

Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)

Monday, 9 April 2012

Cyprus March 2012

Photographs from a Limosa tour to Cyprus. 

Please email if you think I have made any ID errors. Thanks.

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)

Early Spider Orchid  (Ophrys sphegodes mammosa)

Kotschy's (Cyprus Bee) Orchid (Ophrys kotschyi)
Starred Agama (Laudakia stellio cypriaca)
Woodcock Orchid species (Ophrys flavomarginata)
Levantine Spider Orchid (Ophrys levantina)
Umbilicate Woodcock Orchid (Ophrys umbilicata)
Mount Carmel Orchid (Ophrys attica)

Gladiolus species (Gladiolus trifolius)

Persian Sowbread (Cyclamen persicum)
Rüppell's Warbler (Sylvia rueppelli)

Little Owl (Athene noctua)