Winter at Holme Bird Observatory (please click for clip)

Saturday, 31 October 2009

30th October Shorelarks on the beach and Bearded Tit out of the net

Shorelark Holme beach. 30th October 1 of 3 present on the beach at the North end of the Golf course.

Bearded Tit Holme 30th October. Last ringed at the Obs on 27/10/04 when 2 birds ringed.

Redwing Holme 30th October.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Water Vole Redwell and a Redpoll out of the Nets

18 October Water Vole in the river Hun from the bridge to Redwell Hide - actve on both sides of the bridge but not easy to photograph.

Mealy Redpoll 17 October

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Yellow Browed Warbler 14 October

The 3rd Yellow Browed warbler to be ringed in 5 days. Other birds of interest included a Black Redstart on the roof of the Firs, and both a summer plumaged Great Northern Diver and the first Goldeneye of the autumn sitting close off-shore

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Yellow Browed Warbler 10 0ctober

Yellow Browed Warbler 10 October

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 10 october. At least 2 on the Buddlea by the Obs.

Common Darter 10 October. Still plenty of insect activity in the bright afternoon sun.

Red Admira

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Firecrest and Grey Partridge out of the nets .. and still a few Skuas offshore

Firecrest. 9th October

Grey Partridge 9th October. Last ringed at the Obs in 1974

Pink Footed Geese over Redwell Marsh. 9 October

Red Crested Pochard from the car park hide. 3rd October

Monday, 5 October 2009

Great Skua 2 October

Good Seabird passage continued offshore during the week, with all 4 Skua species recorded on the 1st. This footage was actually taken at Snettisham on the 2nd and shows a great Skua feeding on a gull on the tideline - either opportunistic feeding or one of its victims ! The soundtrack has been changed to replace the howling wind that is producing more than a little camera shake.