Monday, 30 April 2012
I also popped in to see a very distant Black-winged Stilt at Frampton RSPB.
Also today I popped to Acle to see the two White Storks that had appeared, I saw a House Martin here and later on after work I got to see three Swift over the house.
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Today I popped up to Trimingham but was limited on my movements as had Lauren strapped to my back. Didn't see much apart from Blackcap, Swallow and a pair of displaying Sparrowhawk.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
We trundled on and soon found a group of 6 Wheatear this was a great start.
A few Rock Pipts were also in the mix.
We then had a brief sea watch and saw Manx Shearwater, Kittiwake and Gannets. Nesting on the Cliffs were Guillemot, Fulmar, Razorbill and in the sea with the Guillemots and Razorbills was a summer Puffin.
On the walk back down the hill a Raven flew over our heads as did a Sand Martin. Linnets were sing from every bush.
After that we headed for breakfast and after breakfast we headed for the quarry's on the island in hope that migrants will be sheltering from the wind.
We then got told about the Glossy Ibis so we headed up to have a look, it wasn't showing when we arrived but a Marsh Harrier and Kingfisher kept us entertained.
After this we walked back to the car and got to see a singing Reed Warbler. We then went back to Portland and check some scruby area's only the cliffs only to find a Great Tit.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Our first stop was Hordle in Hampshire and it wasn't long until we were watching the Rose-coloured Starling.
The whole time were there it was very mobile and flying between gardens.
After this we went to Steeple Langford in Wiltshire and saw this Ferruginous Duck. We also saw Kingfisher, Great Crested Grebe and Sedge Warbler. I also heard A Lesser Whitethroat but this could not be seen.
After this trip to Somerset and to Chew Valley Lake where this very showy Grey Wagtail was almost as good as the distant Spotted Sandpiper.
Still in Somerset but further south we stopped at Meare Heath NR where one of the two Long-billed Dowitchers has started to turn into summer plumage.
The Cormorants have started nesting.
This Great White Egret flew over our heads and landed in the pool.
After this we headed into Dorset and caught up with very distant views of Black-winged Stilt.