Welcome to my website. It’s largely bird and wildlife photos, with other holiday snaps, but I occasionally do other things.
Bird migration is easing off a bit, but a bit of warm weather and low winds has made it worth putting the moth trap out. The catch hasn’t been spectacular, but 36 Boxworm on 13th is quite a lot and Tufted Fan-foot is new for the house list, as is Golden Twin-spot, a stunning moth.
A return to Thorney Island today, for the Pallid Harrier that has been hanging around for a while. Of course we arrived just after it had left, so we had a lengthy wait, but eventually it returned and showed nicely if distantly. This picture doesn’t do it justice, it’s a beautifully marked bird.
The local birding seems to have fallen into a Groundhog Day of Spotted Flycatchers, Wheatears, Whinchats and Redstarts, along with my customary failure to see the Tree Pipits and Crossbills that other local birders see regularly. This week we actually got into the car to go birding, after work on Wednesday to find some Dotterels …