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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Blyth's Pipit, Wakefield Area

The only way to 'see' the Blyth's Pipit was to organise a gentle flush which was initiated by Lee Evans. Even then, one  had to be extremely quick to pick out a slightly larger and paler pipit from the 8 or 9 mostly Meadow Pipits which were flushed.

To pick out any other ID features was impossible.

Mr RT and Mr PMB are there somewhere!!

About 50-60 people gathered to 'view' this rarity from Mongolia

A parabolic sound receiver was used to identify the approximate area in which the Blyth's Pipit was feeding in the long coarse grass then to confirm its presence when flushed by its characteristic flight call.
All photographs by courtesy of Lee Evans

Sunday, December 07, 2014

A Wildlife and Cultural Trip to Southern India

To see a range of images from this Journey to the sub-continent please click on SOUTHERN INDIA in the'GALLERY' on the Right Hand side of the page or click on the link below

http://southernindi.blogspot.co.uk

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Eastern Crowned Warbler

Only the third occurrence in Britain of this rare Warbler from East Asia.

Having dipped  in 2009 we were all keen to travel to the Middleborough area to view










Not the easiest place to View a tiny Warbler.

Plantation at Hunley Hall Golf Club, Brotton, Cleveland



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Alaska

Clark's Nutcracker

Lake Louise, Alaska

Mrs B

Mr & Mrs B

If it was intentional it would be called Creative and perhaps Futuristic, if you are running away in the opposite direction it is called severe Camera Shake!

A young, but still big, Brown Bear
A warmer variation to Davy Crockets Design!

Glacier at End of Tracy's Arm , Alaska

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

RAF Wittering, Vulcan

Additional Images Click ''Airshows" in GALLERY on RHS

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Masked Shrike

Juvenile Masked Shrike.

First record for Mainland England.

Two other records in Fife (2004) and Isles of Scilly (2006).

Kilnsea, East Yorkshire.

Other species present:-  Great Grey Shrike, Red-backed Shrike, Redstart, Whinchat, Wheatear,
Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Red breasted Flycatcher and a possible Olive-backed Pipit.

Robin

Robin in a Peterborough Garden

Thursday, September 11, 2014