Sunday, 25 January 2009

A Berry Good Sunday . . .
Considering it did not stop raining all day and dark clouds swept over Suffolk from dawn until dusk, I was pleased to get another opportunity to photograph more local Waxwings at Rendlesham. Numbers here now stand at 17 whilst there is a larger flock of approximately 50 birds at Kesgrave. Both colour ringed birds from Aberdeen are still present in the flock at Rendlesham (see details on older posts below). 

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Felixstowe Gulls . . .
The weather in the last few days has been gusty, rainy and generally dark, so little opportunity to get out in the field and have a break from sorting through tax returns! However this afternoon, with bright spells and a drop in the wind I headed to Landguard Viewpoint for fresh air and gull photography. There were at least 4 Med Gulls close in, dwarfed by the biggest container ship I've ever seen!  Later I headed to Felixstowe, a great place I had never explored until today! On finding a coastal car park full of gulls, I enjoyed some Black-headed Gull reflection photography in a nearby pool.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

What a Trill . . . 
More fabulous local Waxwings today to keep me happy! 

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Waxwings at Rendlesham - Suffolk. 4th January.
Following on from an unproductive mornings ringing, we decided to go and try for  the Waxwings which had been on the pager as being present in Rendlesham for the last few days but not today. After about  half an hours searching we successfully refound the flock of over 35 roaming individuals. What a pleasure to see such a good flock of these very vocal and stunningly beautiful birds just outside Woodbridge. The flock would not settle and proved difficult for photos as they roamed the urban gardens, though a few quick shots were obtainable. Of particular note and interest was the realisation that two of the birds had colour rings on, very likely from the Aberdeen/BTO Waxwing ringing project currently taking place.  Another bird also had a foreign ring on, but we could not see the ring details. . . . . a very enjoyable afternoons birding. Other colour ringed Waxwing records should be sent to: . . . . 

Thursday, 1 January 2009