Sunday, January 27, 2013

slavonian grebe

I went to Little Brook in Dartford to see a slav grebe and had some fantastic views of this very confiding bird . It came as close as 12 feet at times and in the calm water of the lake . I filled up the memory card in about 30 mins and left very happy.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

garden winterland

The extreme cold weather and snow brought in some unusual sightings in the garden today .
Firstly a fieldfare which is a pretty rare garden visitor .

Then a pair of pheasants arrived
The male started chasing the female getting in front of her twisting his body and displaying 
he done this 3 or 4 times  
 never seen this before !

Friday, January 18, 2013

loads of dipper

When I arrived this morning before work at Three Nun's Bridge there was no sign of the dipper but after speaking to a dog walker he told me it sometimes moves to another part of the river
1/4 of a mile away near a pub could The Bridge
 ( loads of bridges in Thetford )
He was right !!!

 After work I returned and this time it was at Three Nuns Bridge
and much better views 
Maybe to many

Happy days

Thursday, January 17, 2013

lea valley buzzard

When I heard of a rough legged buzzard at lea valley and an afternoon off work , I arrived and scanned the area and thought I was in luck . But depends what you call lucky I had this cracking sparrow hawk with prey and this pale buzzard which at first I thought I had bagged it .

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy new year

Loads of waxwings
Nice and close
 Happy new year


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