Thursday, 29 June 2017

Iceland June 2017

Some photographs from a tour to Iceland.

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)

BrĂ¼nnich´s Guillemot (Uria lomvia)

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)

 Slavonian Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa islandica)

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Romania May 2017

Just back from tour leading in Romania. Wildcats can swim!

Wild Cat (Felix sylvestris)
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus)

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
Corncrake (Crex crex)
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) Now rare in Romania!

Friday, 5 May 2017

Sicily April 2017

Some photographs from a recent tour to Sicily.

Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)

Mirror Ophrys (Ophrys speculum)
Forestier’s Ophrys (Ophrys forestieri)
Bertoloni's Ophrys (Ophrys bertolonii)
Bianca’s Ophrys (Ophrys biancae)
Beautiful Ophrys (Ophrys calliantha)
Black Spider Ophrys (Ophrys incubacea)
Crescent Ophrys (Ophrys lunulata)

 Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Short break in Devon

Some shots from a trip to Devon. 

The Sand Crocus supposedly only opens in sunlight. It was raining with total cloud cover when I took the photograph!

Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus)

Sand Crocus (Romulea columnae)

Yellow Dung Fly (Scatophaga stercoraria)

Berry Head at dawn

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Trinidad & Tobago February 2017

Some photographs from a recent tour to Trinidad & Tobago

Collared Trogon (Trogon collaris)

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus)

Oilbird (Steatomis caripensis)

Monday, 20 March 2017

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The second visit to Lincolnshire

Who could resist the chance of seeing a tame Bluethroat in Lincolnshire March 2017? 

Well I did put it off for several weeks and it didn't show while I was their for the first five hours. Long enough for me to get bored and leave the site, afterall it had been clear skies overnight, with the stars showing the way to go, it has to leave sometime. The inevitable happened so had to turn around a few miles away when news came through of it showing.

Front cover

A joy to see my Fieldfare photograph on the front cover of the latest Birdwatch magazine February 2017 issue

Unusual sights at Whitlingham Country Park Norwich

Unusual sights at Whitlingham Country Park Norwich in January 2017

A drake Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) with an immature Eurpean Eel being pursued by two eager Coots (Fulica atra)

Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) with a fisherman's lure

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The first of what would be two trips to Lincolnshire

Who could resist the chance of seeing a tame White-billed Diver (Gavia adamsii) in Lincolnshire January 2017?

Thick fog put an end to any photography after about 8.30am. The fish in the lower photograph is a Ruffe. Thanks to James Lowen for the lift.

Cromer & Sheringham January 2017

Cromer & Sheringham: Black Redstarts & Glaucous Gulls

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) As well as the summer plumaged male at the top this female or immature male was present at Cromer.

Glaucous Gull  (Larus hyperboreus) Saw five of these 'Arctic' Gulls at Sheringham. As well as three juvenile birds (like the top two) there were two adults.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Some recent photographs from Norfolk

Some recent photographs from Norfolk