Saturday 15 August 2020

Brent Goose find

I found this Dark-bellied Brent Goose at Deeping Lakes on the 12th August. Was quite a surprise, as a patch tick in the middle of August! It seems to roost at Deeping Lakes and feed on the grass fields by the high bank a mile or less away during the day. 

Suffolk Gull-billed Tern

This Gull-billed Tern at Alton Water in Suffolk was a new bird for me in Britain. There was no sign when we arrived so after a short while, we decided to try somewhere else. Thankfully as we walked back to the car, we looked back to see a camera pointing towards this beast. Eventually, it took off and we enjoyed some great views of it fishing around the reserve from height- something I have seen them doing on rivers in Europe and Australia. 

Thursday 13 August 2020

From the archives No. 9


Drake River Warbler, Thorpe Marshes, Norfolk, 18th July 2010.