Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Common redstart

A beautiful shbject in its spring plumage - does birding in Britain get much better?

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

More from Minsmere

The first picture is of a distant flamingo that had escaped from Marwell zoo, you can see where they have cut it's flight feathers to prevent it from escaping.........................not very well.

Picture two is of a bittern taken in very poor light.


Taken at Amwell, the first pictures shows the odd markings on the tail

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Minsmere images

Picture one was taken at 05:30 from the beach, two is a drake pintail, three, a drake Garganey, four is a Broad bodied chaser and five is a Brimstone.

We had a super week exploring the Suffolk coast and walked many miles, the weather was very kind and the sun shone all day almost every day.

Les got a sunburned ear with a lovely blister and yet neither of us had any other sunburn.

Majorca extras

I felt I had to add these two pics, the first is a greenshank and the second a wryneck.