Dec 022012
A Surprise County Tick

A Velvet Scoter in Derbyshire – A fairly mediocre kind of day turned out rather good, with an unexpected County Tick. We had decided to visit Carsington Reservoir, as there was a Slavonian Grebe and Great Northern Diver and there is always a chance of finding a good bird at this site. We eventually saw […]

Nov 222012
Surprise, Surprise

Friday 22nd November 2012, walking out the door of the house to head off to work and "Bang" just across the road 2 Waxwings in a neighbours Rowan Tree. Mad dash back in doors for Camera, totally unprepared, late for work as it is, managed a few quick frantic shots before flushed by Blackbirds. Just […]

Nov 102012
Invaders from the North arrive in Derbyshire

Waxwings finally reach Derbyshire The invaders from Northern Scandinavia finally started to arrive in Derbyshire over the last few days. Many hundreds, maybe even thousands of Waxwings started to arrive in Britain early November. So it looks like being a "Waxwing Winter". Theses birds are stunning, especially the adult males. My first photographic attempts are […]

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