Saturday 8 June 2013

Catching up, part II

Continuing in my desperate attempt to get up-to-date with photos from the last few months – here’s a few.

This Woodchat was an absolute stunner near Chew Valley Lake, on our way back from Devon. Bit of sunshine would’ve been nice, but still…



Then there was a day in the Brecks, starting off with a look at the celebratory Otters in Thetford…


…. and a pleasant wander around Lakenheath, while the Red-footed Falcon was still early on in its stay, and showing poorly. This Whooper Swan looks like it’s settled in the for the summer.


The following day, I popped out to Maldon where I was surprised to have a Black-winged Stilt completely to myself for a while – apparently everyone else thinks they’re not bothering with?!


Two weeks later, a Friday night beer was rudely interrupted by late breaking news from Margate – but of course I was there the next day soon after dawn for the Dusky(ish?) Thrush:


… and then, like everyone else, a wander around Reculver was in order. The female Montagu’s Harrier had the decency to give us a couple of moderately close passes, and a Cuckoo showed rather well.


All very nice indeed… but not quite in the same league as the week in Turkey that followed over half-term. No fewer than 18 new Western Palearctic birds for me: watch this space!

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