Posts Tagged ‘A days birding in Norfolk

01
Oct
18

Wader Passage

An excellent wader passage this autumn in North Norfolk. The likes of these Curlew Sandpipers were typical.

25
May
16

Just out of short trousers

A spring  Red breasted Flycatcher is rare enough but this one aside the cricket ground in Overstrand was singing. No red chested songster this one; not even a rose flush. However, the worn coverts concealed the remnants of a partial wingbar. A first year bird … just into long trousers. A smart find for someone … we know not whom.

Red breasted Flycatcher

23
Jan
16

Making a meal of it!

There’s been a few, two maybe three or even four, Mealy Redpolls in among a finch flock at Weybourne this winter. We spent a little time photographing them the other day. Mostly they were distant but eventually after a mornings wait this one came and posed like a professional!

2016 01 19 Mealy Redpoll Weybourne Norfolk_Z5A0221

20
Nov
15

Laid-up

There’s always something to watch. Even if you’re ‘laid-up’ post op. and the only window on the world you have is literal. This Brambling was on the feeders here at Falcon Cottage at the weekend.

2015 11 12 Brambling Northrepps Norfolk9Z8Z0966

 

09
Apr
15

Skylark

The expression ‘larking around’ is well founded.

This Skylark was one of several that we watched chasing one another the other day. The sap is rising in these birds and they were intent on territorially displaying. So much were they engrossed, so intent were they occupied they never even noticed us.

Skylark

20
Sep
14

Wheatchat

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A few early migrants on the hill at the beginning of September; a Wheatear and two Whinchats were scattered around the place, grounded due to a persistent Harr just inland. They were tired and no doubt hungry. As the sun broke through and warmed them they all took to feeding and moving on.

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Wheatear

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Whinchat

 

18
Mar
13

Taking a dip

As we were watching Otters the other day an old friend we first encountered in January made himself known. The Black bellied Dipper that has overwintered in Norfolk flew down the river and alighted nearby. The opportunity was just too good to ignore.

Black bellied Dipper




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