Saturday, 25 September 2010

Roe deer & field mouse

I have just returned from a very enjoyable stay with my friends Harry & Pauline Bursell near Hull and the deer was photographed nearby on a trip to the coast and the mouse was snapped in Harrys barn on a sprig od Blackberries, it is a captive bred animal and Harry releases them into his garden which doubles as a nature reserve, they are wonderful little creatures very gentle and cracking subjects for photograpers. Thanks Harry.

Sunday, 19 September 2010


We went to Minsmere on a 'twitch' to try and see the first ever King eider ever to grace Suffolk. After some time we did manage to get quite a nice scope view and we then spent some time trying to find some Lapland buntings that had been in residence for a week but the only buntings we found on the beach were 'Reed' sadly but we were rewarded for our searching by this very approachable female northern wheatear.


Another youngster taken at our drinking pool.

Juvenile sparrows

With my camera having problems I stuck my hide up in the garden to try it out on the 'locals' who eat regally from the fare that Les & I put out, fortunately the camera did not malfunction at all! the top picture is a young house sparrow, the second a young hedge sparrow.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Marbled teal

This may well be a genuine rarity, blown over to the UK by the prevailing winds last week and with no rings on it's legs. I was found at Broom and showed well for a few hours, but it was always wary especially of other waterfowl. This was photographed on 8/9 2010.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Pheasant juveniles

After failing to find any raptors at Sandon I went to the Temple End area and found large numbers of young pheasants , ungainly and with odd plumage but a couple of months will see them in all their finery.