2020-04-21

18 April 2020 NEW SPECIES recoreded bring country toatal to 331

Permalink 22:13:02, Categories: Observation by Howard  

18 April 2020 NEW SPECIES - It's not every day that one gets to announce a country first but here it is a Bay-backed Shrike, (Lanius vittatus) unfortunately, was only able to get reference photos but they are sufficient thankfully to be able to determine and confirm the species with the assistance of OSME


Bay Backed Shrike
Bay Backed Shrike

Bay Backed Shrike

Bay Backed Shrike

European Bee-eater
European Bee-eater

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Roller
Roller

Cinereous Bunting
Cinereous Bunting

And keeping company with an Indian Silverbill
Cinereous Bunting

Corn Bunting
Corn Bunting

Ortolan Bunting
Ortolan Bunting

Ortolan Bunting

Ortolan Bunting

Crested Lark
Crested Lark

Tree Pipit
Tree Pipit

Tree Pipit

Red-throated Pipit
Red-throated Pipit

Red-throated Pipit

Female Redstart
Female Redstart

Male Redstart
male Redstart

Rufous Bushchat
Rufous Bushchat

Chiffchaff
Chiffchaff

Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler

Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail

White Wagtail
White Wagtail

Whinchat
Whinchat

Turtle Dove
Turtle Dove

Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher

Nightingale
Nightingale

Lesser Grey Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Collared Dove
Collared Dove

Juv Moorhen
Juv Moorhen

Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail

Grey Fancolin
Grey Fancolin

White-tailed Plover
White-tailed Plover

Ruff
Ruff

White-cheeked Tern
White-cheeked Tern

Braod-billed Sandpiper
Braod-billed Sandpiper

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2020-01-25

Permalink 16:45:31, Categories: Observation by Howard, Admin - Howard King  

After the Christmas, New Year break its always nice to doodle around and see what has remained in situ through the winter - my first surprise was that the only Stonechat I could find - this Siberian a female at Adhari

Siberian Stonechat
Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat

and the next pleasant surprise was a Marsh tern at Alba Marsh
White-whinged Black Tern
White-winged Black Tern

White-winged Black Tern

White-winged Black Tern

I have to admit I was surprised to find the Marsh Harrier still in residence here too - no longer one, it is now one of a pair
Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harriers

Marsh Harriers

This Pintail Snipe was out in the open for once
Pintail Snipe

Pintail Snipe

Pintail Snipe

Marsh Sandpiper one of about a dozen at Alba Marsh
Marsh Sandpiper

GreenShank nice for comparison
GreenShank

out and about I came across some
Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret

Common Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper

Pied Wagtail
Pied Wagtail

Pied Wagtail

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Herons by the dozen
Grey Heron and a Western Reef
Reef and Grey Heron

Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron

Curlew
Curlew

And the every present Graceful Prinia
Graceful Prinia

Grey Fancolin
Grey Fancolin

Moorhen
Moorhen

and A displaying
Crested Lark
Crested Lark

Crested Lark

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2019-12-31

The New Year approaches

Permalink 17:11:31, Categories: Observation by Howard, Admin - Howard King  

Not a lot about really but from a single visit to Alba Marsh I did manage a few decent species images
Purple Gallinule


Gallinule

Wood Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper

Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harrier

Clamourous Reed Warbler
Clamorous Reed Warbler

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Mallard
Mallard

Black-winged Stilt
Black-winged Stilt

Snipe
Snipe

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2019-11-24

Some nice birds in the garden

Permalink 05:59:39, Categories: Admin - Howard King  

No month passes without something interesting turning up in the garden, but being able to snap a picture is not always possible. However, this month the birds were exceptional in that a real rarity turned up - an Evermann's Redstart. Initially, I had thought it just a Common Redstart having just glimpsed one but it soon showed well enough for ID. It was a chance not to miss, so it was a case of sit and wait.


Evermann's Redstart
Evermann's Redstart

Evermanns Redstart

Common Redstart -
Redstart

A regular over the years but always nice to see
Masked Shrike
Masked Shrike

A regular around at the same time
Whitethroat
Whitethroat

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2019-10-26

Birds found between the office and home

Permalink 17:09:16, Categories: Observation by Howard  

My route between my home and the office is always prone to rush hour traffic often as a means to easy that time I often stop on accessible bits of the shore - it's always rewardng just for the peace of mind it offers then with a few birds thrown in for good measure it can be - well you know the feeling


Redshank
Redshank
Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper

Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover

Turnstone
Turnstone

Pied Wheatear both Females and Males
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

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