29 Nov 2008


These beautiful birds were taken in Wales last year.

Pied Wagtail

This little bird was pictured a couple of years ago at RSPB Elmley in the gents toilet block some of you may have seen it.

Leucistic Red Kite

Taken in Wales, two years ago.
Thanks Warren for the ID,
A LEUCISTIC RED KITE , Mmmm !!would this be, to the uninitiated an Albino Red Kite?

Rufous Cuckoo

This I took at Cliffe my home patch there were in fact two.


Stoat guarding its prey

Trumpeter Finch

Taken at Tankerton, Whitstable, Kent, not a brilliant shot of this rare bird but it does as a record.
The bird in my case was about 90 yards distant and I used a 400mm lens, other birders were using all sorts of tactics to get a better shot with no thoughts about distressing the bird.

20 Nov 2008

An Obliging Heron

Taken at RSPB Elmley 17-11 for the first time ever for me there was not one bird on Wellmarsh scrape at 12-30pm for an hour until four Mallard flew in, then a pretty Pied Wagtail performed for us in front of the hide.

18 Nov 2008

Four pictures at Elmley.

Elmley last year it was a particular day that produced a large amount of waders there were several raptors that made the birds very skittish Raptors seen were Peregrine, several times, and possibly the same bird, Marsh Harrier,and a Common Buzzard.
They swept around coming very close to Wellmarsh Hide the noise was amazingly loud and the wind pressure from wings coud be felt in the hide a wonderful afternoon.

7 Nov 2008

This was taken today at Allhallows at 13-05pm

This disgusting mess has been dumped in a very pretty little one way lane at Allhallows and is a place I park the car to do a little birding, you are looking east up the Thames, and if this was a panorama the third shot right would depict Southend which was very visible and clear in the sun. In the bay but a little to far for bino's there were a lot of waders on the mud but as to there identity that will remain unknown.

6 Nov 2008

Raptor Exhibition

Hi All, I have decided to have an Exhibition of my Raptor pictures, it should be up and running in about four days so please drop in. Dave