Posts Tagged ‘Wells

04
Dec
19

Gone Fishing

This Red throated Diver came into Wells Harbour the other day and gave us really good views and photo opportunities.

18
Nov
19

Roughing it

The sun was out the wind was down. A quick late afternoon visit to Wells was on the cards for the Rough legged Buzzard that had been seen there quartering the fields.

Stood looking North overlooking the eastern pines a Swallow flew through; an amusing distraction. I can’t think what it was feeding on as there were few flies. It was also good to see a ploughed field heaving with Lawing, Golden Plover and a few Snipe.  Pied Wagtails were gathering to roost seemingly ignoring the hanging Marsh Harriers that were steadily working the field borders. Out from grass tussocks flapped a buteo obviously of some size. The white uppertil and the solid black belly were dead giveaways as to it’s ID. It never did come close but it had a regular hunting circuit. It eventually went back to its favoured bush, presumably to roost.

Always attractive these visitors from the Arctic. Such powerful birds. We always seem to get a splattering each Winter.

 

07
Jan
16

Photo diva

It’s unusual to see Shags in Norfolk but we do get a few each winter. They come down the coast from places like the Farnes to spend the colder months with us. It’s even more unusual to get one in Norfolk. that’s approachable Normally they don’t like the company of anyone let alone someone poking a camera in its face. This one was lounging in the harbour at Wells and was doing a bit of a diva.and coming close to me.

mShag

 

25
Oct
15

Calling Out

Yellow browed Warblers have been quiet this year. Not one I’ve seen has been particularly vociferous. However, this Humes Yellow browed at Wells the other day was rather ‘shouty’… at least on the first visit we made.

2015 10 18 Humes Yellow browed Warbler Holkham Norfolk_Z5A2152

 




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