Winter at Holme Bird Observatory (please click for clip)

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