Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Water Rail videos Honest !!!!

For technical reasons currently beyond me the usual method of uploading/sharing videos for the blog that I have first uploaded to Youtube is not working. To get round this, click on the links below and the correct video should appear as uploaded to Youtube. Don't you just love technology !!!!!!!! The Water Rail is the same bird illustrated in the previous posting.

Water rail video 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiSTOIJkv54

Water rail video 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q8ZkchTZxM

Monday, 22 February 2010

Water Rail Holme 20 February

1 of the results of the recent difficult weather conditions has been to draw the water Rails out of their natural cover.This particularly obliging individual spent long periods of time foraging in the open in front of the hide at Holme

Song Thrush Snettisham

Song Thrush and Spotted Redshank

A rather dull weeks weather in Norfolk brought limlited photoghraphic opportunities but did include 2 Song Thrushes in the Garden as well as a male Bullfinch.The Snettisham Pink Footed Geese included at least 18 White Fronts and local raptors included 2 Peregrine as well as numbers of Barn Owls. A late afternoon visit to Titchwell produced a stunning male Hen Harrier
as well as a single ringtail.The twite failed to appear but a lone Spotted Redshank probed the mud just off the footpath

Song thrush Snettisham 19 February

Barn Owl holme 13 February