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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Scarce emerald damselfly

Numerous in all of the sea-clubrush filled ditches east of Burnham-on-Crouch

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Norfolk Hawker

Norfolk hawker at Strumpshaw Fen, taken with the canon 300mm f4, I really need to get a true macro lens.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Nightjar Norfolk

I have spent a lot of time in the forests of Norfolk this spring concentrating on getting to know one of my favorite bird the nightjar. Its been productive as I have found five different birds sitting on wood piles. This one is a male, his mate sits on a log a few metres away. Hopefully she will be nesting soon, I was thinking she is a bit late but first egg dates are apparently mid-may to mid-July so there's still plenty of time.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

woodcock and Dotterel

The recent Dotterel at Kessingland. Woodcock over Swaffham Heath.

Friday, May 14, 2010


hobby about to stoop on a dragonfly

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Booming Bittern

A couple of pics of the booming bittern at Minsmere from a couple of weeks ago. it boomed 4 times during one of my recent all day visits. Unfortunatley it never faced the hide whilist booming. On this occaision it was only a few metres from the hide hide, these pics are uncropped with full frame camera.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Lesvos 2010

Just back from a week in lesbos,i have 50 gig of photos to process, but here is the first one I did, a glossy ibis showing some nice colours.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Camargue Feb 2010

Slender-billed gull, more Camargue pics to come

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Monday, February 01, 2010

Gigrin Farm

I was waiting a couple of weeks for the forecasters to predict a sunny day at Gigrin before I risked a trip. The weather actually turned out better than predicted with almost continous sunshine. its a great place to photograph red kites and I'm definatley going back for more.

Friday, January 15, 2010

fieldfare in my garden

had 40 fieldfares in the garden but terrible light.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mediterranean and ring-billed gulls at Rossi's

Easy to photograph but hard to get a decent background on these.

reddish egret

Still going through some of my Florida images and posted this one on birdguides and it looked terrible, checking to see if its as bad here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ring-necked duck

A bit closer and better light today

Jay and diver

As I said I've been out a couple of times since the move, here is a acoron collecting jay i found near great Yarmouth and this red-throated diver which I found fishing on the tideline at Salthouse, I followed it for about half a mile but sttruggled to keep up with it of it, eventually I got too tired to follow it any further.

Back on line

After moving to Norfolk at last my fist post. I can't believe how long its taken to get connected to the internet, I think its nearly four weeks and thats with a perfectly good working phone line, I cant imagine how long it would have taken if it had involved more than activating a line.

Alhough I have been to north Norfolk with the camera a couple of times today was the first visit to my local Norfolk broad which is only about five minutes from the house. There were a lot of gulls present when I got there about 3pm and I soon spotted an adult med gull amoungst the raft of black-heads. There was also a group of about 150 tufted duck with a scattering of pochard. I did a bit of a scan but didn't manage to pick anything out. I carried on sifting through the gulls when something scared all of the TD's out from under the overhanging trees, to my suprise this female ring-necked duck came into view. Well not exactly into view as it was about 350m away and it was getting pretty gloomy by this point. I'm off back at the weekend when I hope the duck will join some of the TD's which appear to like to feed right in front of the car park....

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Bald eagle

This Bald eagle was attracted to tern and pelican activity attracted to a school of fish. This osprey made quite a determined attack as you can see.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

black skimmer

Taking a bath on Fort Myers beach

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Black tern at Welland bank Pits

One of five black terns present at Welland Bank last Sunday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

spoonbill snacker

Snacking on a ten-spined stickleback.

cley spoonbills

last Saturday was pretty good at cley for photograping spoonbills with birds coming quite close to the hides from time to time.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Recent selection

A couple of shots from lesbos which I've only just got round to processing. Click the Scops owl and you will see wy its one of my favorite birds - just amazing plumage.

The Polecat taken at the buckinghamshire breeding site after a long waitn and the nightjar at Humberhead Peatlands.