Follow in Nigel's Footsteps

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Iceland Gull, Chard Res

Super bird for the res, found by Kevin Harris a week ago and returned today for its third visit:







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Saturday, 10 March 2012

It's a gull thing...1st Winter Caspian Gull, Axmouth, Devon

I've been trying to catch up with this beauty for a while now and finally managed to get a few shots of it on the river near the tram sheds...







Also an adult summer med at Coronation corner along with a decent smattering of waders including black and bar-tailed godwits, some in full breeding plumage.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Chard Reservoir, Tuesday 6 March 2012

Well, it isn't every day you go to Chard Res and see something special...and today was no exception. Despite sand martins and swallows being seen all around us, there was no sign of any in Chard today. The res was very quiet, the only birds of note were 18 Little egret, 17 Teal and at least 4 reed buntings by the duck feeding area. Very obliging they were too.

As was this great crested grebe...



...and this very smart lesser black-backed gull