23
May
15

Black and White

The upper reaches of the valley we walked in during our trip to Mull last week was full of chirping Pied Flys. Lovely birds these so bold in colour and movement. Sweeping through the branches to perch motionless until a tasty morsel flying past temps them to sally out. Both Pied and Spotted Flycatchers entertained us – interestingly Redstarts were less common.

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21
May
15

Such a Lady

In Kent the Lady Orchids were so close to opening but not quite there! A couple of weeks and maybe they would be in their full spectacle. Some of the intricate patterns on the petals foretold of their future glory. Damn that cold spring!

Lady Orchid

19
May
15

Old Photographs

Flicking through some old photographs the other day I came across this one. Taken a couple of winters ago an unusual angle on a H. Arctic Redpoll.

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17
May
15

Little Egret

An early morning tour the other day and the light was good. I thought this Little Egret and reflection we saw looked quite cool!

Little Egret

15
May
15

Let’s go fly a kite

I tried hard to get this Red Kite in the same frame as the plastic kite. I did it … but not quite the effect I had in mind. #impossiblephotography

Red Kite

13
May
15

My Mate Crake

Everyone knows Corncrakes are crepuscular; hard to get a glimpse of, difficult to see. So spending a little time with a Corncrake is something to be treasured. So what’s better than seeing a Corncrake? Seeing two together of course. Magic, a true rare occasion that couldn’t be bettered… could it? … only if they are mating!

The group on our Mull tour this week got a real special glimpse of something seen previously only by a select few.

If you’re interested in next year’s tour to Mull let me know – in fact come and see us at the Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair at Mannington this weekend and we can answer your questions.

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11
May
15

Carpet of Blue

A carpet of Bluebells … some colour!

Bluebells




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