Sunday, 3 March 2013

White-tailed Eagle plus catch up

My Broadband is finally working so I can give an update. Starting with today, I headed for Houghton to try see the White-tailed Eagle and after a few near misses we finally caught up with this most impresive bird, and yes that is a Buzzard next to it!
A mixed flock of Whooper and Bewicks (4 Whooper and 25 Bewicks) flew over the house and in the right direction for me to shoot down the road and see them from the patch.

Yesterday this Purple Sandpiper was showing very well at Walcott.

Wednesday, I took the family to Africa alive, here was this large flock of Barnacle Geese, I guess these are part of the feral flock that go around the Southwold area?


Also at Africa Alive was a huge flock of Brambling of at least 300, big flock of Siskin and Redpolls also.

Last Weekend this Pheasent spent 3 days in the garden, which for a town garden is quite odd.

Last week I went to Yarmouth Library and saw the twelve Waxwings that were there.

The patch proved difficult two weekends ago in the fog, but the Song Thrushes were singing well.

On Valentines Day I popped into Bowthorpe Marshes where the Great White Egret was for a few minutes before flushed by a dog.

It then flew to next to the Bridge by Spire Hospital and showed well.

Last but not least I did run the moth trap on the 15th Feb and got two moths and both new for the garden and to me with this Dark Chestnut...

and this Pale Brindled Beauty.


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