Sunday, 29 April 2012

Acle Storks!

Just about in my five-mile radius... But I used to teach at Acle and Linda (Mrs B!) lived in Damgate Lane, so we had to go for a rainswept peep!
Good to finally meet Tim Allwood: one of the good guys....

Two new pictures taken in the Sun on Monday!




Saturday, 28 April 2012

Strumpshaw Fen: Friday

Amazing! I showed these pics of two Buzzards to the Warden who identified them as Marsh Harriers!!!!
This is a Marsh Harrier! I expect the Warden would've id'd it as a Short-toed Eagle! LOL!

Male Water Deer: impressive tusks!

Friday, 27 April 2012

Linnets & Llamas!

There are a couple of places on the Heath where Linnets are quite abundant.
This one was part of a flock of 20 or so in the hedges along High Noon Lane

An unexpected site near Hemblington Church!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Hedgerows around the Heath

When you look properly at our 'common' hedgerow birds, they can be stunning,
Also: first Swallow of the year at Panxworth.




Friday, 20 April 2012

Funny old day!

I looked out of the office window first thing to see this gentleman perched on next door's Monkey Puzzle!
Then, ten minutes later, a new garden tick!


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Just like the Highlands!

A pre-tempest five-miler was surprisingly fruitful: I found this Osprey at Strumpshaw Fen at around 8.45 am.
With the resident herd of Highland Cattle (and the temperature!) it was like Loch Garten!





Monday, 16 April 2012

What Larks, Pip!

The region around BH, Pedham & Hemblington is gratifyingly well-stocked with Skylarks and Yellowhammers, as well as several resident pairs of Kestrels & Sparrowhawks





Deer me!

Came upon this Chinese Water Deer near Buckenham: he seemed quite surprised by the encounter!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Buzzards!


Several Common Buzzards over the Heath this morning, all thermalling southwards...

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Around Pedham

Nothing exceptional today: still a few Golden Plovers and Fieldfares, as well as a completely bottle-green Pheasant.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Birds in the garden: 2010 - 2012













Like I need another website! But this was free and it seems time for me to find a home for the increasing library of bird & mammal pics I have obtained during my daily 5 - 10 mile walks around Blofield Heath, Buckenham & Strumpshaw...
Today's offering: a beautiful male Ring Ouzel that I photographed from my back garden!