Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Lovely pair of Black Redstarts on New Years Day

Eddie and I took a look at Sizewell to blow away the indulges of the Christmas period.
I was glad we did as a lovely pair of Black Redstarts were showing well

We spotted the female first

Then the great looking male turned up to check us out
(looking sharp on the razor wire !!!)

What a start to 2016

Great start to the New Year Cattle Egret at Iken

2016 has started well
with a British and Suffolk first for me.
Cattle Egret
at Iken

Decided to try to see the Cattle Egret at Iken, I turned up at a very soggy Iken, plenty of Little Egrets, but no Cattle Egret, but 80 plus Siskin's in the Alder tree.

Several birders turned up after a couple of hours, we were all scanning the sky and fields, when Kerry Reeve spotted it nearly completely hidden behind a hedge, sitting on a post preening, WELL DONE KERRY !!

Manual focused because branches in front

Later it was more obliging