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.

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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