Sunday, 23 September 2012

Booted Warb and other bits plus Twitch Video

This is a quick post.
Started at Holme no sign of Wryneck, and after two hours of waiting no sign of the Barred Warbler.
We did have a fly over Hawfinch though which was a surprise.
Then a two hour wait for the Red-breasted Flycatcher which we still didn't see pic of the twitch below

Young Swallow did proved some entertainment during the wait.

Then went to Titchwell and apart from the sausage roll this Dunlin was the highlight.
 The onto Burnham Overy Staithe where the Booted Warbler gave great flight views this was the twitch when we arrived.

and then the twitch about an hour later

After that we popped to Cley didn't see the Mandarin but this Common Sandpiper was there.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Warham Red-breasted Flycatcher

Just had enough time today to pop and see the Red-breasted Flycatcher - the first male I have ever seen!? Looks different in different lights though.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Baillon's Crake and a Visit to the Patch

Today I headed with Dad to Rainham, we got to the hide just after 7.30am and waited....
Here are some of the people that waited also.

Little Grebe's were feeding young and we watch one young bird struggle to swallow a frog that it had caught.
After three and a half hours Dad catch's a glimps of a bird, he said to me well that was a crake or could of been a Water Rail? Followed with 'it had white spots on its back' my eyes rolled as clearly he had just glimpsed the Crake.
Another hour passed and at 12.15pm we both find the Baillon's Crake in the Rushes it was brief but good views a few other people got to see it and I spotted it again a little further along before it went out of sight.
Yesterday I went to Pigney's Wood had Green Sandpiper and Little Egret. Also Comma, Red Admiral Butterfly and Painted Lady. Also some Dragonfly including the one below - is this an Emperor ?

Friday, 14 September 2012

Sea Watch and 4 More Moths

Went sea watching today for 30mins (had a tiny bit of free time) off Sheringham. Saw loads of Gannets, even more Sandwich Tern and a Guillemot.

Also on Sunday night got to run Adams moth trap again for a few hours had 4 Uncertian, 1 Brimstone, 1 Light Emerald, 4 Garden Carpet, 1 Oak Hook Tip, 1 Green Carpet, 2 Copper Underwing, 4 Common Rustic, 6 Silver Y, 3 Square Spot Rustic, 2 Lesser Yellow Underwing, 3 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 1 Yellow-barred Brindle and 15 Large Yellow Underwing.

Below are the pictures of my new moths, once again let me know if I got them wrong.

Copper Underwing

Light Emerald

Oak Hook Tip

Yellow-barred Brindle

Thursday, 13 September 2012

More New Moths

Mothing again at the weekend and many new species for me, I ran the trap all night and here's what I got. A whooping 75 Large Yellow Underwing, 13 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 3 Sqaure Spot Rustic, 1 Engrailed, 1 Green Carpet, 1 Garden Carpet, 1 Angle Shades, 3 Uncertian, 2 Common Rustic, 2 Vines Rustic, 1 Lesser Yellow Underwing, 2 Flounced Rustic, 1 Common Marbled Carpet and 1 Rustic. Below is a picture of my new ones and once again if I have any wrong please let me know.

Common Marbled Carpet

 Flounced Rustic
Flounced Rustic

Angle Shades

Green Carpet

Lesser Yellow Underwing

Setaceous Hebrew Character

Square Spot Rustic

Vine's Rustic


Thursday, 6 September 2012

The Short of it

Today I was out twitching once again, had Robert in tow to help with the ever increasing fuel costs (and some nice company).

We headed for Dorset and saw the Short-billed Dowitcher, we got good scope views but due to the distance of the bird couldn't get any jaw dropping pictures. Heres the best of a bad bunch, and a poor video to back it up.

Them barred Tertials

One of the many Med Gulls there.