Wednesday, 18 June 2014

A late post....

Moving house made for a somewhat disconnected few weeks. Now firmly established in Bircham (new title to blog of Bircham Bimblings, though the pentneyramblings address still applies) and all hard drives re installed. So a couple of walks below:
another walk at Burnham Overy Staithe ,early am to look for the Spectacled Warbler. I always prefer to walk from the harbour during the summer as there are more birds to see from the sea wall and the parking is far easier, taking care to watch for high tides of course. A beautifully still morning and reasonably quiet till this ghetto blaster started up.
looking down from the sea wall and an Oysetrcatcher was slinking off, but leaving it's tell tale prints
 and a Shelduck stodging through the mud
then down to the end and another encounter with the singing and nest building Spectacled Warbler. This time it was nearer the Gun Hill end and building a nest right next to the path. Luckily only a handful of people present and the bird had a routine. So settled in for an hour to watch and photograph it.

And muscling in on the act this Linnet
Second walk was over at Deepdale Marsh with lots of Little Egrets and an Avocet.
A few hours spent at Holme Marsh and some Marsh Harriers carrying food, into the light on this occassion so not very good pics. In fact I still haven't got a decent Marsh Harrier pic - must try harder next spring.

 A Cormorant overhead

and this Dragonfly in the reeds which I think is a Four-Spotted Chaser. I believe this is a territorial post that it uses to spy out females and drive off other males from, unless it's a female in which case it's just resting.
and finally a Heron wiffled in and rather ungainfully landed.

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