Friday 31 October 2014


A mid-morning text from Bun and then another moments later from Steve Waite certainly got my attention. 'RB Fly at Seaton Hole'. I asked Steve if this was a patch first and when he replied with confirmation, I made a rather hasty exit from work. The bird was distant (top of trees), elusive and views were very brief with the bird flitting out from hiding every now and then. Steve said that it would just sit and preen for long periods earlier in the day but it was less active by the time I got there. A fantastic bird for the patch and a lifer for me; the pics are pretty lousy but at least it's recognisable as a RB Fly!!

Sunday 26 October 2014

GREY PHALAROPE - Brilliantly Obliging

I haven't been able to spend much time out with the camera this month due to masses of work, but with a couple hours free this afternoon I thought I'd try for the Budleigh Salterton / River Otter Grey Phalarope which has been present for almost a week now. It was actually a lifer for me (yes, really) so to get such close views of this most tolerant bird was great!