Monday 17 December 2012

Waxwings at Albyns Farm monday 17th dec

Did not see these birds here in 2010,  so this was fantastic.    Like Wheatears you never get tired of them.

Tuesday 11 December 2012

The Waxwings have arrived

These birds are almost overwhelming.


Got the call from Brenda while watching the Kingfisher in Harrow Lodge and made a bee line for Cosco Lakeside,  and there the beauties were.

Thursday 6 December 2012

Cold and snowy wednesday at Belhus and Rainham

Popped into Belhus for an hour with Russ on a very cold morning,  but the birds were there.   Some Siskins and Redpolls in the alders around the carpark and Redwings and Fieldfares popping out wherever you went.      Plenty of Tits and other passerines hunting for food and a lone Woodcock flew over.  Blackbirds were feeding on the haws and a single Song Thrush was searching the snowy grass for slugs,  and all the time in the background you could hear the ever increasing calls of   RING-TAILED PARAKEETS.

Migrant Song Thrush?

"Found one"


Those Mesmerising Godwits.


another very hardy Red Bunting.

The stunning blase of the Goldfinch

Fieldfare in the afternoon winter sun.

Rainham produced an increasing amount of wildfowl,  nice to see them and waders such as Black-Tailed godwits starting to invade the purfleet scrape.   The Stonechats around the site are very accommadating at the moment, it must be the cold.   This has also brought in flocks of all the northern thrushes and one Brambling which was on the feeders.   How long before those Waxwings arrive in force.

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Flocks around the Ingrebourne

Redpoll,  one of 40 at the iron bridge.

Alone Lesser-BB Gull on the Scrape.

Fieldfares in the hedges

                              My first Waxwings of the year,  at Holme Norfolk the weekend
                              View from our room at The White Horse Brancaster Staithe

Monday 19 November 2012

Harrow Lodge

                    Grey Wagtail,    Also seen, Kingfisher and Little Egret.