After looking at the whale (a couple of post back) we headed up the cliff at Hunstanton. In the wind the fulmar performed nicely and a got a number of shots: A couple of other species flew past: A feral pigeon And a common gull We headed back along the beach with the sun pretty…Details
Yesterday morning, as with most days this week, there were plenty of fieldfares around. They were feeding on the hawthorn berries. At lunchtime I set up my camera near the RSPB feeders and got my best great tit shots yet. I also got some nice blue tit shots. I photographed the ‘beaky’ blue tit again.…Details
Before going to Hunstanton for the sperm whale we spent the morning at RSPB Titchwell. We sawa number of birds, including 3 lifers for me: Arctic Redpoll, red throated diver and my first definate bar tailed godwit (which I’ve almost certainly seen before, but never 100% sure it was one). I got some nice photos…Details
On recent trip to Norfolk we ended up at Hunstanton Beach and had a close look at the beached sperm whale. We could see the crowd of people around it from the car park. It was sad to see such a fantastic creature dead on a beach but the anatomist in me could not help…Details
When at thursley common back in June I tried some pond dipping off one of the board walks. When filling the tray with water before using the ent I scooped up a water spider, which is rather excellent considering Ive only ever seen 2 before. I caught quite a few in the end, they seeme…Details
Back In July, on the same day as I took the photos in the last post, I photographed this pyramidal orchid in Wat Tyler Country Park. I got some close ups. And tried a top down shot. On the reed bed walk was this sedge warbler. In the trees opposite this pair of crows were…Details
Back in July I was in one of the reed bed bird hides looking for the nest I had been told about. There were at least 2, perhaps 3 pairs of adults taking food to their young. After watching the adults and moving up to the upper floor and looking down I spotted the nest.…Details
I’ve been catching up with some editing including some pond creatures and I came across probably my best diving beetle images. I photographed 2 species that day, the black belly diving beetle Dytiscus semisulcatus.