Monday, 25 June 2007
Midday scanning over Hunstanton for the Alpine Swift drew blanks with dreadful weather drawing closer and closer. Heading home turned out to be a wise chose!!
Sunday, 10 June 2007
Here, the male Golden Eagle sat in a favourable tree from the RSPB watchpoint. Ring Ouzel, Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher and 4 Goosander also. In the surrounding area - we discovered a Pied Flycatcher nest, with Dippers nearby.
Male Pied Flycatcher feeding young at the nest (c) Ashley Howe
Losing complete hope of the Plover being relocated or found, we moved further south to the Forest of Bowland. Another long walk from Dunsop Bridge got us the 5 Eagle Owls; 2 adults, 3 juveniles. The female ripping a Red-legged Partridge to pieces, shame it wasn't a dog - would have made it far more amusing. As well as, as many as 3 Short-eared Owls, 2 'ringtail' Hen Harriers and Dipper again.
All five Eagle Owls. The 3 juveniles (top), the male hiding (2nd) and the female (bottom) tucking into a red-legged partridge. Impressive birds. (c) Ashley Howe
Friday, 8 June 2007
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
Occasionally it would visit the top of the reeds to sing, but mostly stayed undercover and fighting off nearby Reed Warblers. (c) Ashley Howe
A Spoonbill was seen at range from the seawall amongst several Grey Herons.
Sunday, 3 June 2007
The views of this Booted Warbler were very brief. This was the only opportunity I got to photograph the bird, before it flew back into the scrub. For copies. (c) Ashley Howe
Friday, 1 June 2007
Nightjar at an undisclosed site (c) Ashley Howe