Its been a long time since my last blog and some changes along the way. 1st a change of job which has now settled down so hopefully more time for me! 2nd a new kitchen which was the our garage which was lots of extra work for me and now complete so more time for me! 3rd I am thinking of getting a new camera which will need more of my time which sounds good to me!
Anyway I did get a small amount of time for some birding, so some photos of when I did.
Desert wheatear from Gorlestone suffolk in the autumn .
stonechat are fantastic birds and would never get bored of clicking the camera with these around,
Wallasea island with the lads
At the weekend half a dozen redpolls visited the garden which was a garden tick for me !
Dunge on saturday with Shaun and Monkey When we arrived at arc pit 3 decent birds great white egret , marsh harrier, redhead smew. Then down to the fishing boats where Shaun picked out balearic shearwater and kittiwakes were everywhere.
Nice to catch up with Dave and Paul
B T Diver went past and a close in guillemot, the weather was not good but managed a few photos.
After a few hours of strolling around Knighton wood in Buckhurst Hill looking for a Firecrest on Sunday morning, Shaun managed to find what we were looking for and not long after that a 2nd Firecrest appeared ,we then had an hour of trying to photograph them which was fun !!! . The resident Mandarin duck was a little easier to photograph and all in all was a good morning's local birding .