Wednesday 21 January 2015

Snow Bunting - Poser!

Another rather nice bird to distract from other things going on at the moment. More pics to come!

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Whooper Swans a Devon tick

With lots of commitments to attend to today, I took a brief opportunity to go out with the camera. I went to Exminster Marshes and was pleased to see two Whooper Swans in a field near the main car park. I checked BirdGuides and they had already been reported but as Bewicks, so I got them to correct it. Great to see and rather unexpected for a trip which was intended just as a distraction from the rest of my day.

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Better Penduline Tit pic

I'm still midway through sorting out my Penduline Tit pics from Sunday so there may be better shots to put up soon...

Sunday 11 January 2015

Some lovely Tits!! (Penduline, obviously)

With some good pics of the RSPB Darts Farm Penduline Tits emerging on the internet over the last couple of days, I thought I'd better make an effort to go and see them myself. My plan was to go to Darts Farm, see the Tits, take some recognisable photos then head back and get the Great Grey Shrike at Aylesbeare Common on the way home. There were no reports of the GGShrike at all today, but the first half of my plan was rather more successful. Three Penduline Tits were showing well upon my arrival. Showing well, but far from easy to photograph due to the vegetation and cluttered background etc. Here's a few pics:

The Black Brant was also showing well. Bit of a bully as is often the case with this species: