The Dark Room

Monday 27 June 2011


The last five days on the patch has only produced a Green Sandpiper which is new in, other than that its the same birds being seen. Sunday morning I managed to see five White Letter Hairstreaks but they always stayed in the canopy, so did not get any good pics. So I had to make do with the following below which are common but still smart.

Male banded demoiselle

Female banded demoiselle

Saturday 18 June 2011

Back to Patch

The idea of getting up early was to try and get some shots of the Common Terns. As I've been watching them feed on one of the lake in the valley all week, but this morning they choose to feed on one of the other lakes. So only managed a couple of shots as they were to far away. It's always the same with birding it's so unpredictable. So to see the Little Owl again after not seeing one for a while it was great to just sit down and enjoy some close views.Also seen this morning Kingfisher,Cuckoo.

Thursday 16 June 2011

Recent pictures

Below are some pictures of Herring Gulls from a recent trip to Kent.

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Rock and Roller

Here is the worst record shot your likely going to see of this unmistakable bird.

Well yesterday after work, I was able to go and see the Roller in Suffolk. A bird that I've wanted to see for a long time in Britain,even as a young boy looking at my (Oxford Book of Birds) thinking WOW and I was not disappointed. After an hour watching it on the boundary fence and high five with Monkey,Dick,Paul Boy and young Bradders. I made my way back home via Burger King at Ipswich for dinner with some of the locals, thats local Rooks who shared my chips with me. In return for some close up views.

Saturday 4 June 2011

Sun sea and Fulmars

Having enjoyed a great day out at Broadstairs in Kent with the family. We drove a short distance away and got some amazing views of Fulmar as they glided along the cliffs and at times some of closest views I've ever had.