Sunday, 20 April 2008

Black Lark

What a perfect end to the weekend! Saturday finished well with Stoke City's win over Bristol City, to go 3 points clear, but Sunday ended with a Black Lark at Winterton Dunes. It was singing some of the time, a bit like a Skylark but without the flutty bits.
Took a few photos of the birds and birders:

Saturday, 12 April 2008

12 April 08 - North Norfolk

Spent over an hour this morning looking for the Cattle Egret at Stiffkey. It's got to be the most elusive Cattle Egret I've ever come across (or technically, not come across, as I didn't see it). Wandering around in a field of cattle is too good for this bird, which insists on skulking in willows and ditches, only showing (badly) a few times a day.
The day was rescued by a lovely adult Great Grey Shrike at Great Walsingham, which I had to myself for about 20 minutes in the afternoon.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Hong Kong Trip

Hong Kong - 24 Mar - 3 Apr 08

I've been off to Hong Kong for the Easter break. Here are some photos from my stay.
Mai Po 31 Mar


Nordmann's Greenshank (front) with Common Greenshank

Mainly Greater Sand Plovers and Curlew Sandpipers.

Saunder's Gulls - 1st summer, left and adult, right of the foremost 3 Gull-billed Terns.

Grey-headed Lapwing


Black-faced Spoonbills, mutual preening.

Tai Mo Shan

Upland Pipit photos:

Yellow-crested Cockatoo photos: