Month: January 2017
22nd to 26th January 2017 – Spain
A few days on the La Torre golf resort in the Murcia region of Spain allowed a few chances for some bird photos. Most of them were taken on the lakes which consumed my golf balls. Grebes, Pochard, House Martins, some sort of Warbler, Black Redstarts andWhite Wagtails.
12th January 2017 – RSPB Minsmere
A late morning walk around Minsmere: out along the North Wall to the East Hide and back via The Sluice before heading off for lunch at the Eel’s Foot Inn as the rain was setting in. Good views of 2 Green Woodpeckers at the beginning of the North Wall but I was too slow to…
11th January 2017 – Dingle Marshes, Walberswick
This morning we walked from our very comfortable and marvellously appointed holiday bungalow in Walberswick down to the Dingle Marshes. We walked along the beach a little towards Dunwich but we were heading into the cold wind and so we turned around and walked back to Walberswick. Birding highlights: Little Egret, Redshank, Kestrel and Stonechat. Other…
10th January 2017 – Minsmere
After a day of visiting churches and cathedrals in Suffolk (there’s only one cathedral in Suffolk) it was good to get back to some bird watching at RSPB Minsmere. Weren’t we lucky? A mainly sunny day and not too cold. And loads to see… A spectacular display of 8 Marsh Harriers (even though they were quite a…
8th January 2017 – RSPB Minsmere
A murky grey day but quite mild and dry. Not a great day for photos but lots to see and we spent a good 5 hours wandering around RSPB Minsmere. Highlights: Song Thrush, Marsh Harrier, Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, huge number of Lapwing, Redshank, lots of Teal, Shoveler, Shelduck, Stonechat, Siskin (very poor photos), Great White…
3rd January 2017 – Eastville Park
200+ Black-headed Gulls, 2 Great Black-backed Gulls, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, split between frozen lake (where they were struggling to cope) and adjacent playing fields. One cat looking for a golden opportunity now all the ducks have moved to the river and a squirrel. 1 Grey Heron on the River Frome
2nd January 2017 – Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes
Super views of Great White Egrets at Chew and Blagdon (flyover), also Little Egrets, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Common Sandpiper, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorants, Grey Heron, Pied Wagtail (it’s there if you look closely). No Blyth’s Pipit though!