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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Regent's Park sightings

Regent's Park 30th August

Yellow Wagtail: 1 flew over.
Common Redstart: 1 in the Chat Enclosure at 6.45am.
Reed Warbler: 2 juvs in the Boathouse reed bed in area 5
Lesser Whitethroat: 1 in the Chat Enclosure all day.
Common Whitethroat: at least 7 seen in the parks enclosures.
Blackcap: 14 scattered around the park.
Willow Warbler: 8 seen.
Chiffchaff: 8 seen.
Nuthatch: 1 in area 40.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Regent's Park photo highlights 21st - 25th August

Regent's Park 

Photographic review from 21st -24th August

    Pied Flycatchers in area 31  on 21st Aug

    Willow Warblers were outnumbering Chiffchaffs


    Pied Flycatcher by area 39 briefly on 22nd Aug

    This bird was found late afternoon in the Chat Bushes 23rd Aug.

    Whinchat, this bird may have turned up on the 23rd but this was taken the following 

    Spotted Flycatcher in area 41, 2 birds were present.

Friday, August 19, 2016

7 Day's in Norfolk

I am back from what turned out to be a rather warm and sunny 7 days in Norfolk. On the whole it was quiet on the bird front with winds from the NW until Wednesday when it shifted around to the east. This brought in the odd goody but nothing to cause me to down my paintbrush and shoot off. I kept my birding local apart from 2 early morning trips to Cley NWT Reserve, where a lack of water on the scrapes may have kept the waders, of which there weren't many away from the hides as they normally like to wade in shallow waters not probe into mud that has a crusty top.

I did take some photos (below) that I hope might interest you.

    Little Tern (adult) 

    The adults can deliver a meal with landing 

    This means that the youngster has spotted his parent about to deliver a tasty meal.

    Several pairs of Ringed Plovers breed on the beach, the youngster's below were caught out 
    while bathing.

    Turnstone (above), Sanderling (below).

    6 Spoonbills dropped into NWT Hickling Reserve. They were very active, either fishing or 
    bringing twigs or reeds to this stump. 

    Common Snipe

    Water Rail (juvenile)

    Yellow Wagtails arrived at NWT Cley Reserve, you can just about make out 2 birds at either
    end of the cow.

    This juvenile female Peregrine enjoyed spooking the birds on the scrapes at Cley.

    Seals on Horsey Beach

    This unfortunate female shows how hazardous dumping waste in the sea can be. 

    Roe Deer

    Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillar. 

    Northern Wheatear's arrived on the beach on Thursday afternoon.