Tuesday, 30 October 2012
It's hard sometimes getting near to birds without disturbing them, but getting quite close to this Ringed Plover and trying to keep the lense dry was alot more harder from the rain and the sea spray. So I've learnt from my mistake and now getting a rain cover for the camera.
Monday, 29 October 2012
Little Gulls are small delicate, elegant stunning in 1st winter plumage and very smart in Adult plumage and one of my favourite Gulls to watch. I've seen a few lately on sea watches but these have been the nearest for photo opportunities and the first time to appear on this blog and with the Gull season just around the corner there will be no doubt be more pictures of Gulls in the weeks/months ahead. I don't understand when birders say "I don't do Gulls" for me I can't get enough of them!
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Went along to Reculver in Kent this morning for a bit of sea watching in very high winds, so was expecting a little more quality than what we did get ie: Leach's or a Little Auk and by the number of people there at the crack of dawn, I think everybody had the same idea. The highlights were 21 Little Gull, 9 Bonxie, Gannets, Kittiwakes etc plus the normal fair for a good sea watch. After 3.5 hrs sea watching I made a move Weast and walked along the beach and come across 2 Snow Bunting, below is one of them. No doubt I will show more when I've got more time. They are lovely little birds and one of them moments you get, when its just you and the bird.
Sunday, 21 October 2012
The morning couldn't of started any better at Barking Bay as me and Paul found 3 Ring Ouzel in the tops of the bushes at first light. They are always a good bird to find locally even if I haven't found one at the Valley after 18 years!. Anyway, I have now at Barking. The idea was to tag along and watch the other two ringing. Emma and Paulboy set up the nets for a mini ringing session. Not high numbers of birds were caught but it's really enjoyable going through plumage details and is something I'm very keen on doing more of in the future. A bit of Viz-mig with Redpolls,Siskins and pipits over and a few Chaffinches too. It's not often I get to see/find 3 Ouzels together so I was well chuffed this morning!!!