Friday, 31 May 2013

Looking for dippers

Went out to Ceibwr looking for dippers. Saw a couple of brief / distant views but not close enough to photograph. The grey wagtail (there were two) and willow warblers (could be chiffchaff) however were more co-operative:

Comments re: willow warbler or chiffchaff are welcome

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A Slavonian Grebe

Pembrokeshire Birds blog showed a Slavonian Grebe at Newport - near to the Boatclub. This is one of the images that I managed:

Some other images from the Heron Hide

While waiting for the marsh harrier to show again managed some other images - these are two of the best:

A chiffchaff:

and a song thrush:

Marsh harrier on Teifi Marshes reserve

We travelled hundreds of miles to see marsh harriers in Norfolk, then a few weeks after we return there is a marsh harrier on our local patch. Managed a few quick shots, this is probably the best:

This was taken from the Heron hide - everlooking the reserve. While we were there looking for the harrier we also saw some Sika deer:

Whimbrel on the Teifi

For a few days up to 40 whimbrel have been seen around the Teifi Estuary. The following images are of 2 of the 3 whimbrel perched in front of the Curlew Hide at the Teifi Marshes reserve and a flight shot of a group of whimbrel on the Teifi:

Sunday, 12 May 2013

More images from our recent trip to Norfolk

A black headed gull making a meal out of a fish:
A co-operative common sandpiper close to one of the hides at Titchwell RSPB:

A hare taken from one of the hides at Holme Observatory:

A marsh harrier in flight taken from one the hides at Cley Marshes reserve:

 A redshank taken on a walk around Salthouse Marsh:

A snipe photographed from one the hides at Cley Marshes Reserve:

A spotted redshank photographed at Ritchwell RSPB:

A yellow wagtail - again at Titchwell:

Some grey seals photographed from a boat at Blakeney Point:

On the journey home we stopped off at Rutland Water to take these images of osprey: