Posts Tagged ‘wildlife tours and education

16
Apr
17

Scotland

A great group in Scotland last weekend on the Scottish Birders Weekend. We saw some good birds including this Crested Tit in Abernethy forest. Next year the itinerary has been changed slightly to incorporate an additional day at the coast for some passage migrants and late winter visitors such as White billed Diver and King Eider. Great hotel, great food, great birds … what more could you ask? Here’s the itinerary.

26
Mar
17

A New Species to Science

In 2000 when Jonathan Revett collected what he described as a ‘fleshy form of the Rayed Earthstar at Cockley Cley, Norfolk. He sent specimens to Kew and other places but was assured that it was a known variant.

 

It was only several years later that DNA analysis uncovered that Jonathan’s discovery was indeed a new species; and so Geastrum britannicum was named. So far it has no common English name. Since the initial discovery several other sites throughout the UK and in particular Norfolk have come to light.

15
Nov
16

Colour on a grey day

A small group of Waxwings gave a bit of colour on a grey day last week. Back-lit as they were they never gave wonderful photographic oppertunities but my word they are beautiful creatures.

waxwing_z5a3572

13
Nov
16

Migrants

Grey Wagtails are not often thought of as migrants … but they are!

grey-wagtail

03
Nov
16

Something Small

We were driving on the Norfolk coast road when I saw something small scuttle across the tarmac just in front of the car. I noticed it came to rest on the verge so I pulled over and walked back to investigate. Crouched on the verge was a Short tailed Field Vole. .. counting its blessings at still being alive and not being part of the road.

field-vole

30
Oct
16

Songster

If you asked bird watchers which bird epitomises the Isles of Scilly you would undoubtedly get as many different answers as the number of people you asked. For me it has to be a bird that is ubiquitous, a bird that is everywhere. It has to be the Song Thrush. Scarce on the mainland; on the enchanted isles you cannot fail to come across many during the course of a day.

song-thrush

22
Oct
16

Laplander

Given the easterly winds this Autumn I suspect we’ll get a good number of Lapland Buntings over wintering during the next few months. We saw quite a few on Scillies with this one on Bryher showing particularly well.

lapland-bunting




Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

May 2017
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Archives


%d bloggers like this: