The Dark Room

Monday 30 May 2022

Back Twiching

Went to Worth Marshes in Kent on Sunday with Martin Blow to see the Eleonora's Falcon and to be honest I could'nt belive how well it showed - cracking views.
After we went along to see and hear the Sardinian Warbler at South Foreland that JP found - another great find for Jamie. All in all a good afernoon out meeting old friends and dusting off the cobwebs from the camera.

Sunday 13 February 2022

Brent Geese

Saturday morning along with the NTGG team I helped colour ring Dark-bellied Brent Geese at Blue House Farm Essex as part of the ongoing project.
We only took a small catch at the time but glad we did as the geese wasn't coming to the catching area all day. So while we waited we enjoyed good views of Red-breasted Goose, Peregrine, Barn Owl, Marsh Harriers and a very smart male Merlin.

Monday 31 January 2022

Grey Partridge

Another farmland survey using the thermal imager with PRO produced 20 Woodcock,6 Grey Partridge and good numbers of Skylark. We ringed 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Skylark, Stockdove, Redwing and a Fieldfare.

Monday 17 January 2022

Thermal Imager

On the 5th and 11th of January I went out with PRO and PH surveying farmers fields at night with the thermal imager. Good numbers of birds were using the fields including 28 Woodcock, 12 Grey Partridge, 35 Skylark, 12 Fieldfare over both sessions. A small sample of birds were ringed 2 Woodcock, 4 Skylark and 1 Fieldfare.
images taken with the iphone

Sunday 9 January 2022


Thought I would update the blog as it's been a while. Here is my favourite lastest image of a group Turnstone down at Southend-on-sea pier last Sunday afternoon on a very cloudy day.