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Saturday, August 22, 2009

so where were the birds?

Trish told me she was leaving some time after 3. I did warn her about the M25 on a Friday evening but she chose to ignore and arrived about 6:45 in a bit of a temper. Your blogger greeted her with a glass of wine and headed off to the kitchen.

She's still alive so I assume the food was ok.

We had a choice this morning of Cley, Minsmere and Titchwell and went for Titchwell. Big mistake they've removed Parrinder hide and won't replace it until December 2010. Birds were few and far between.

We did get Titchwell Robin....







At the shore there were Godwits, Scoter, Little Ring Plover, Dunlin, Sanderling and a Sandwich Tern.

So we turn to Butterflies and the like


Darter Species


Small Tortoiseshell


Much muttering from T about the incoming insects.




Long Tailed Tit



As there were few birds at Titch I suggested going to Hunstanton cliffs to see if we could get shots of Fulmar.





a certain blogger selecting between cameras.



Fulmar











Herring Gull, they fly totally differently


We had lunch at Briarfields before heading for Sculthorpe Moor.

Red Admiral.







Darter


Ruddy Darter I think


A chair in honour of my mates Hugh and Dave.


Speckled Wood




Marsh Tit, I thought one of the "marsh" was a Willow but no photo and not sure.


A Marsh Harrier zipped through at Sculthorpe and we saw a Buzzard on the way back.

7 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

I'm very happy to hear that Trisha is still alive and well, lol. So what did you cook? The photos are wonderful.

holdingmoments said...

Cracking pictures Pete; looks like you had a full day.
Love the captures of the flying bee or hover.

Pete said...

OC

the main was bread prawns, thai style fish cakes, tomato and mozarella salad and chunky chips. the dessert was a belgian chocolate creation.

keith
i got so lucky with the bee!

Tricia said...

The meal was excellent (and yes OC, I'm still alive to tell the tale! Lol)

(The less said about approaching flying things the better IMHO)

Eagleseagles said...

I wish i was seawatching in Cornwall- rather than dog walking!

Some good shots of the Fulmars there Pete - how about putting one on BBF for Pauco - he loves his gulls!

cheers

C

Back to the Cricket!

ST said...

first darter pic- common
ruddy? oh yes it is ,two black blotches on tail.

Mo said...

Love the fulmar shots. We went to see red kites at the weekend at one of the former release sites. Must look out the pics.

BTW , the NE Scottish coast was eerily quiet this summer. Hardly any gannets, terns or skuas. Even the swifts were in short supply.