January 2012

  Lesser Yellowlegs, Brue Estuary, Somerset. by somersetbirder

Lesser Yellowlegs interacting with Redshank, Brue Estuary, Somerset. by somersetbirder  

29 January 2012

Another go at the Lesser Yellowlegs on the Brue Estuary. Plus some recordings of its calls. It's always very vocal and this is often the easiest way to locate it.

28 January 2012

Spent quite a while photographing ducks at Catcott in the nice light. Most need to be viewed at a large size to see detail, but I did like this Wigeon.

21 January 2012

This is the wild Common Crane that's been with the released birds on Aller Moor. Showed nicely today, but from still from a fair old distance.

15 January 2012

A great day in the New Forest, where the Spanish Sparrow and Dark-eyed Junco showed well. I had to return to the sparrow later in the day to avoid the morning crowds, and it was well worth the second visit. Thanks to Bruce for letting us into his girlfriends house! My junco photos are not worth bothering with, but a few Crossbills showed wellish while waiting for the junco to fail in its return to a seeded stump!

8 January 2012

This Ring-billed Gull at Chew reminded me what they are supposed to look like. I haven't seen one for a while.

2 January 2011

The years still going well! This Yellow-browed Warbler at Ham Wall showed briefly but well in a patch of sun (remember this stuff?) this morning. Later on I got drowed and pelted by hail stones - great British weather.

1 January 2012

Happy New Year, and what a cracking start to 2012! In and around Burnham to Brean were the Lesser Yellowlegs, Snow Bunting, 2 Black Redstarts and the juvenile Bewick's Swan.


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