Winter at Holme Bird Observatory (please click for clip)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

8th May Collared flycatcher at Holme - another Mega and only the fourth norfolk record

Collared flycatcher Holme 8th May
with grateful thanks to Dave Holman who took and supplied the photos

2 happy people on another glorious day at Holme.

Sophie Barker with David Roche - A red letter day for DAVID who had returned to the trees around the Caravan along the entrance track, relocated the mornings rather elusive Wood warbler - and then set the pagers ablaze by finding a Male COLLARED FLYCATCHER IN THE SAME TREE !!!!

Fortunately the bird stayed and showed well to an ever increasing crowd, which at 1 point included both Sophie and NOA Chairman Geof Barker, as well as the Norfolk County Recorders, Dave and Jackie Bridges among the admiring crowd.

The opening of the NOA Car park at Redwell Marsh prevented gridlock along the access track and a welcome opportunity to raise funds in generous donations from arriving birders

A small part of the crowd anxiously scanning the Trees

Green Hairstreak 1 of at least 2 chasing around the Obs pond and actually settling for the camera - unlike any of the Flycatchers around the Obs.

Small Elephant Hawk moth - A couple of recent Hawk moths out of the trap

Poplar Hawk Moth

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