Winter at Holme Bird Observatory (please click for clip)

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Spotted Flycatcher Holme 15 september

Spotted Flycatcher 15 Septamber. With strong sea bird passage continuing off shore, the last bird of the daqy out of the nets was the Spotted Flycatcher pictured above. 2 Redstarts were on the reserve but failed to make it into the nets.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Pied Flycatcher 1O September

With the recent run of North Westerly winds producing good sea bird passage off the Dunes, keeping the nets open all day produced 15 birds of 11 species - including 2 juvenile Pied Flycatchers ringed in the afternoon. 2 Wheatears were in the Dunes to the west of the Pines

Greenshank Thornham Harbour 9 September

Monday, 7 September 2009

Curlew SandpiperThornham Harbour 6 September

Curlew Sandpiper among a mixed flock of waders in the Harbour at Thornham. At least 2 Greenshank also present

Little Stint Holme Beach 6 September

Little Stint and Curlew sandpiper Holme 6 September

With recent days producing good numbers of passing seabirds a Little Stint on the beach was a nice addition to the days Seawatching tally.The Curlew Sandpiper was part of a mixed flock of waders in Thornham Harbour

Little Stint Holme Beach 6 September

Curlew Sandpiper Thornham Harbour 6 September

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Holme Wryneck 27 August

A classic migrant. Stunning in the hand.

Young Common Seal Holme Beach 26 August

A distraction from a fairly quiet Seawatch ! Lazing on the beach at High tide

Common Seal 2 Holme Beach

Loafing on the Beach looking cute !

Common Sandpiper 2 Redwell

An unusually obliging bird bobbing away in front of the hide

Common Sandpiper Redwell Marsh

Showing the classic bobbing action while feeding close to the hide

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Clouded Yellows

These superb images of a Clouded Yellow were taken near Hempton Marsh NOA on 9th August, part of a small colony of 30+ that have taken up residence on a wildflower meadow. Pictures © Chris Mills.