Friday, 24 June 2011


I do not understand what has gone wrong with the blog but it is now not possible to enlarge the pictures once they have been clicked, but the older posts are still fine. I will try and find out how to cure the problem

Great crested grebe

I was really surprised by the size of fish this youngster was given by it's parent, far too big I thought - how wrong could I be, it went down its neck in less than five seconds. I apologise for the quality, the birds were some distance away but you can get some idea of the size of the fish in the second picture.


In the past I had always thought young moorhens were ugly little things but this picture proves me wrong - at least in my eyes

Marsh harrier

This female had made a kill and partially eaten the prey and seemed to be panting as she flew past the hide on her way to her brood


These were feeding youngsters next to a road so the car made a very useful hide

Friday, 17 June 2011

Marsh harrier

We watched this female harrier fly nonchalantly straight through a mob of various waders and terns and then stoop down to grab an unsuspecting fledgling

Spotted flycatcher

We popped into the RSPB headquarters to go for a walk and found a flycatcher in residence in the garden, so it would have been churlish to turn down such an opportunity for a picture.

Stone curlew

I have lost track of the number of times I have visited Weeting and seen a distant dot, so what a pleasant surprise it was to see the 'thick knees' up close. The bird with the rings on its legs then caught a worm and flew off to feed the distant chick. I then moved on to Lakenheath fen and had a flypast of four cuckoos - something one also rarely sees!