Sunday, 22 July 2007

New Forest

Yet another..... again to the traditional watchpoint for Honey Buzzards. In occasional midday down poors it was understandable why there wasnt many flying birds about. A Goshawk was picked up as well as Crossbills flying over occasionally.

Actually taken earlier in the year.... but thought I'd add it anyway!! (c) Ashley Howe

New Forest

Another trip into the New Forest, very quiet from the watchpoint apart from the odd distant Buzzard. As well as finding someones lost Dog, I also located three Buzzards at range. At least one was larger, more 'elastic' inflight, longer winged and identified as a Honey Buzzard! There was nothing else to report....

Monday, 16 July 2007


Little birding done of late as not much has been around - however news of a Dark-eyed Junco in Norfolk was intriguing to say the least. I couldn't go Saturday but had to wait til Sunday. We travelled up in the morning to find no sign of the bird in the area. Consequently it wasn't seen the rest of the day.
The Pec Sand at Cley had also moved on, a half 'n' hour wait at Great Ryburgh saw nothing more than a few Hobbies, Kestrels, Sparrowhawks and Buzzard. Clearly an unsuccessful day all round but the best sighting came when I saw a Red Kite down the A1065 through Fakenham.

Blackbird.... doing what ever they do.... for whatever reasons! In the garden of number 10 while waiting for the Junco to make an appearance. (c) Ashley Howe