Monday, 30 April 2012

The Fall

From the 19/4 until the end of April, there was a bit of a fall on Shetland, and the patch did quite well out of it (for a change !). Highlights included Black Redstart and Great Grey Shrike in the garden on the 20th, 3 Ring Ouzels, a Reed Bunting, 2 Wood Pigeons and 57 Robins on the 21st, White-tailed Eagle over on the 29th and a Sedge Warbler on the 30th. Plus Goldcrests and Dunnocks most days, a Sparrowhawk on the 22nd and 2 Iceland Gulls on the 19th - a pretty good 10 day spell.
Black Redstart
Great Grey Shrike
Iceland Gull
Ring Ouzels
Sedge Warbler
Wood Pigeon
White-tailed Eagle

Friday, 13 April 2012


A bit of a show of the Northen Lights last night, only lasted about 10 minutes before it clouded over, taking any photos was a bit of a nightmare with the northerly wind, just about managed one that's half descent.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

No Migrants

Still no migrants on the patch other than a Bonxie yesterday, also yesterday - 5 1st yr Iceland Gulls (inc a Kumlien's). A quick look today and 2 1st yr Iceland Gulls, a Grey Heron and 9 Tufted Ducks.
Iceland Gulls

Thursday, 5 April 2012


These are the last of the photos from the India trip, rather than whack them all on one post, I've spread them over 4 posts. All taken within 20 km of Munnar.
Common Rosefinch
Indian Pond Heron
Malabar Whistling Thrush
Pacific Swallow
Tickell's Leaf-warbler
White-throated Kingfisher
White-breasted Moorhen
Indian Grey Mongoose

The Babbler

Indian Scimitar Babbler


Isabelline Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike

Nilgiri Stuff

Nilgiri Laughingthrush
Nilgiri Blackbird
Nilgiri Pipit
Nilgiri Tahr