I had a great day at southend with Shaun and the girls we took the walk from chalkwell to the pier and back stopping off for lunch and some good photo opportunities .
Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I stopped off at langaurd nr on my way home from work . I had just arrived when the warden from the observatory approached me and asked if I could help round up some of the wheatear as he had placed some ground traps up ahead . After approx 10 Min's bingo one had taken the meal worm and I was soon asking to take some photos . There was around 40 wheatear on site he had been trapping for an 1 hour and this was his second bird .
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I went to the costa del sol in July where I managed only 1 new bird I haven't seen a rock bunting which was whilst visiting a falconry centre in mountains . There were plenty of bee-eaters and shrikes and hoopoe to be seen on a local golf course but getting good photos was not so easy . I managed one hoopoe flying over whilst relaxing round the pool . I can only imagine what it must be like in the spring and autumn being in the most southern part of spain .
thankfully it was'nt my head
juv woodchat shrike
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
My first lifer of the year which began with dipping on the way home from work and then news of a sighting in the afternoon got me back over to connaught waters ,chingford . My first views was the very classic white stripe and head tucked under its wing but later maybe 20 Min's it woke up and gave great view .
Sunday, February 20, 2011
There is a very good feeling about finding your own birds especially when they are scarce birds . Waxwings are probably not common this year but a lot in the country every day there must be 50 reported sightings on birdguides and this time one was mine . High Garrett , Essex was the site where i see them 20 in total , sounds better than a1104 on my way to work from the window of my van .
One of 15 siskins I found earlier on in the week .