Winter at Holme Bird Observatory (please click for clip)

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Brambling and Sanderling 13 April


An attempt to find any sign of the Kentish Plover reported earlier in the day failed, but did produce the Sanderling images below. The Brambling was the day's last bird out of the nets.

Little Gull Redwell Marsh 11 April

A feeding Little Gull feeding on the marsh for several hours - in spite of occasional harrasment from the Black Headed Gulls

Great Grey shrike 10 April

This superb Great Grey Shrike was ringed early on the morning of 10th April and last seen late in the day on the Saltmarsh towards the golf course. Previous ringing records were in 1966, 1967, [Hugh Insley] 1972, [Jack Reynolds] 1974 and 1975 [Peter Clark] The only previous spring ringing record was in 1967 - and coincidentally for the same date of 10 April.

Pied Wagtail ringed March 2010. Only 47 previous ringing records and last ringed 29/10/2009

A distant record shot of the Alpine Swift. A lingering bird at Hunstanton for several days after the Holme sightings gave many birders the chance to catch up with this rarity

1 of 2 Tree Sparrows ringed 23 March 2010. part of a movement of Tree Sparrows with several hundred recorded passing overhead at Hunstanton

Barn Owl 23 March. A retrapped Barn Owl with a delighted trainee ringer !

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Another Water Rail in the hand

Water Rail 4 April - this time extracted from a mist net