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 182012
A Dippidy Doodah Day

Missed the Hoodie – drat… but a new tick – an Ivy Bee – NOT – Miss Identified !! You can't win em all, as they say. We missed out today (18th Nov) on the Hooded Merganser at Pagham Harbour, apparently seen to fly off late afternoon on Saturday 17th November. Well it had done […]

Nov 112012
A Day of Deja vu

A second attempt at Waxwings at Allestree as the weather to-day was superb. Also managed at last to see the Derbyshire Great White Egret that has been frequenting the Willington Gravel Pit complex for the past week. However, I eventually saw the bird distantly at Newton Solney. Otherwise a fairly quiet morning. Waxwings – Allestree, […]

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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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