Winter at Holme Bird Observatory (please click for clip)

Monday, 3 November 2014

Twite Thornham Harbour 1 November

Twite Thornham Harbour  Photo by Dve Nurney 

A classic winter scene at Thornham in bright afternoon sun  - with birds galore to enjoy ! 2 Peregrines caused chaos with the gulls and waders in the harbour,  a Merlin and a Hen Harrier performed over the marshes while large numbers of Starlings continued to pour overhead. A flock of Twite on the saltmarsh , among the large number of Linnets were star performers.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Autumn migration - and a few good birds


2 Shots of the Pallas's Warbler ringed on 15 October 2014. 


Yellow Browed warbler 14 October 2014. 1 of several ringed over a busy few days

 Brambling 14 October 2014

13 October 2014  A view from the sea watching hide on a rain soaked stormy day

The Observatory warden braving the elements !

17 October 2014  1 of 3 Greenshank enjoying the peace and quiet of Redwell marsh !

Monday, 6 October 2014

Whooper Swans on the Broadwater

A group of 3 Whooper Swanson the Broadwater. Present for several hours before departing noisily in the direction of Thornham

Birds in the Hand

07 09 14 Spotted flycatcher. A sure sign of Autumn
28 09 14  Bearded Tit one of several ringed on the day

A few Images from Redwell Marsh

16 07 14. 1 of 2 moulting adult Mediterranean Gulls present on the marsh with a flock of 150+ Black Headed Gulls

Images of 2 different Greenshank present on 2 dates in September

                                   06 09 14 Green Sandpiper

A few more Moths

A few more scarce moths from the trap  - and an unusual Caterpillar !

25 07 14  Tree lichen Beauty   At the time this was Holme's second record of the moth out of a total of 5 Norfolk records - though another 6 records followed in the subsequent week in other areas of Norfolk
      07 09 14    Red Necked Footman 1 of 3 Caterpillars discovered on the handrail of the       viewing platform. The moth is most widely recorded as an Adult, either as a migrant or in localized populations

24 09 14 Dark Sword Grass  One of the more regular 'scarce' migrant moths recorded at the Obs
  28 09 14 Brick   A good record for the Obs

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Bedstraw Hawkm Moth 11 July

Bedstraw Hawkl Moth
11 July 14

Oak Egger 
14 July 14 

Pretty Chalk Carpet
02 07 14
Shore Wainscott
18 06 14
Lyme Grass
18 06 14