Sunday, 25 May 2008

Cilla Black Feeds Deformed Starling Shocker

Deformed Starling, Old Leigh, Essex

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Avocet Chicks

After the persecution these Avocets encountered a few years ago at the hands of egg collectors and the heavy rain of last summer there was no better site today than umpteen avocet chicks feeding around the lagoon.

Little Egret, Two Tree Island

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Osprey and Montagu's Harrier, Wallasea


Distant Montagu's Harrier.

We went to Wallasea Island to see the Montagu's Harrier that's been hanging around for a couple of days. While we were waiting for it to show an Osprey flew in and fed in front of us for fifteen minutes! According to Jeff Delve and Glyn Evans (EBS) the Monty flew right by us while we were still rubbing our eyes.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Gunners Park, Shoeburyness

Common Tern, Swallow, Goldfinch

...and a Small Copper at Paglesham Lagoon

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Wakering spring arrivals

Managed to have my first birding session since all the summer migrants arrived.
I only had half an hour but got my fix with a cuckoo, turtle dove and whitethroat.