Friday 29 March 2013

Waxwings - Prittlewell

Me and Miles finally caught up with some waxwings this winter. These digi-binned delights were in the berry laden Oakengrange Drive in Prittlewell - buggy tick!

Thursday 14 March 2013

Male Hen Harrier - Wallasea Island

The worst shot I've ever taken for one of the best birds I've ever seen! I've always wanted to see a male Hen Harrier and this bird put on a real show for me, moving with such agility, showing off all it's handsomeness in decent light too. The cherry on top of a good visit that saw 2 Short Eared owls, 2 Barn Owls and a Male Marsh Harrier too.

Saturday 9 March 2013

Eastern Bristlebird, Budderoo Plateau

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This showy bird was knocking around with a youngster along the approach road to the Budderoo gate. We saw another 4 at Barren Grounds where we also jammed into a Long-nosed Potoroo (between the car park and ranger's hut).