Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Norfolk day Guiding a Canadian Couple

Species list.


  1. Little grebe
  2. Cormorant 
  3. Little egret
  4. Grey heron
  5. Spoonbill
  6. Mute swan
  7. Greylag goose
  8. Canada Goose (over here, eating our food at tax payers expense!)
  9. Shelduck
  10. Egyptian goose
  11. Mallard
  12. Gadwall
  13. Wigeon
  14. Teal
  15. Tufted duck
  16. Marsh harrier
  17. Common buzzard (briefly from car)
  18. Kestrel
  19. Red legged partridge
  20. Pheasant
  21. Moorhen
  22. Coot
  23. Oystercatcher
  24. Avocet
  25. Ringed plover
  26. Grey plover
  27. Lapwing
  28. Knot
  29. Sanderling
  30. Turnstone
  31. Dunlin
  32. Curlew sandpiper
  33. Green sandpiper
  34. Redshank
  35. Spotted redshank
  36. Black tailed godwit
  37. Curlew
  38. Snipe
  39. Ruff
  40. Black headed gull
  41. Herring gull
  42. Lesser Black backed gull
  43. Great black backed gull
  44. Sandwich tern
  45. Stock dove
  46. Wood pigeon
  47. Collared dove
  48. Sand martin
  49. Swallow
  50. House martin
  51. Meadow pipit
  52. Pied wagtail
  53. Wren
  54. Robin
  55. Wheatear
  56. Blackbird
  57. Chiffchaff
  58. Great tit
  59. Blue tit
  60. Coal tit 
  61. Long tailed tit (heard)
  62. Jackdaw
  63. Rook
  64. Carrion crow
  65. Starling
  66. Chaffinch
  67. Linnet
  68. Goldfinch
  69. Greenfinch
  70. Bullfinch (heard)
  71. Reed bunting.
Photos here are of just the species recorded on the day unless site is stated, in which case, they were taken whilst guiding Bruce and Babs. A report to follow.
Sites visited;
Kelling Heath
Kelling Water Meadows
Salthouse beach
Snipe's Marsh
Cley Visitors Centre
Blakeney harbour
Stiffkey Fen
Holkham Hall for Fallow deer
Titchwell Reserve


Turnstone

Avocet

Black tailed godwit

Curlew

Black headed gull

Snipe

Swallow

Red legged partridge

Goldfinch

Shelduck

Robin

Little egret

Egyptian geese at Kelling Water Meadow

Wheatear, Salthouse beach near Gramborough Hill

Grey heron, Snipe's Marsh, Cley

Little egret, Snipe's Marsh, Cley

Red admiral, footpath to Stiffkey Fen

Common darter, footpath to Stiffkey Fen

Juvenile moorhen, Island Hide, Titchwell

Teal, Island Hide, Titchwell

Ruff, Parrinder Hide, Titchwell

Wind swept ruff, Parrinder Hide, Titchwell

Linnets, Parrinder Hide Titchwell

Redshank, Volunteer Marsh, Titchwell

Little egret, Volunteer Marsh, Titchwell

Titchwell Beach: 6.40pm

Little Grebe

Wigeon

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This is me

This is me
At the end of another Norfolk Coastal footpath walk. 47 miles, 3 days 99 species of bird

Caley Wood view

Caley Wood view
sunshine through the canopy 29.05.08

A walk along the Warta Valley, Poznan, Poland. Feb 2007

A walk along the Warta Valley, Poznan, Poland. Feb 2007
Best birds on this walk: black and middle spotted woodpecker and short toed treecreeper

About Me

My photo
A primary school teacher for 30 years, I retired from teaching in July 2009 to set up my own science enhancement and communication company. The Primary Works offers science clubs, workshops and staged science shows nationwide. I have always been interested in bird watching since my early years. Apparently my first tick was after inquiring about a chaffinch and then receiving the Observer book of birds. By the age of 9 I had moved on to Tory Peterson's collins guide and was now involved on YOC birding holidays to Northumbria, Essex coast, Slimbridge and Yorkshire. My twitching rule is that I will willingly travel 1km for each gram the bird weighs. However, I have had many rarities just by being in the right place. I have travelled widely throughout Europe and also visited Australia and Sri Lanka. In 2016 I spent time at Portland Bird Obs and two trips to Aviero, Portugal. 2017 found me back in Sri Lanka in Feb/March, then July and back for New Year's Eve celebrations in December. Also returned to The Camargue in May for a 4 day trip. Few plans for 2018, but nothing yet booked apart from a trip to the IOW.

Grey heron

Grey heron
Over the allotment 28.09.08

Southern Hawker

Southern Hawker
Ridge footpath 27.08.08

Juvenile green woodpecker (17.08.08)

Juvenile green woodpecker (17.08.08)
Note the stripes, denoting a bird fledged this year.

common blue

common blue
Ash Valley G.C. 15.08.08

Indian balsam (impatiens glandulifera)

Indian balsam (impatiens glandulifera)
River Ash

azure damselfly

azure damselfly
River Ash 28.07.08

marbled white

marbled white
Discovered at Westland Green 22.07.08

ruddy darter

ruddy darter
Bush Wood 21.07.08

honeysuckle 19.07.08

honeysuckle 19.07.08
growing in hedgerow in Chapel Lane

cinnabar moth caterpillar

cinnabar moth caterpillar
Photographed on ragwort 19.07.08

Bittersweet

Bittersweet
Study of petals 11.06.08

male yellowhammer

male yellowhammer
08.06.08

common blue butterfly

common blue butterfly
06.06.08

River Ash

River Ash
looking south from the bridge at Hadham Ford

Common poppy (papaver rhoeas)

Common poppy (papaver rhoeas)
in rape field 29.05.08

Caley Wood sunshine

Caley Wood sunshine
29.05.08

Millenium Wood fox

Millenium Wood fox
24.05.08

common comfrey (symphytum officinale)

common comfrey (symphytum officinale)
06.05.08 banks of the River Ash

Garlic Mustard or Jack by the Hedge,(Alliara petiolata)

Garlic Mustard or Jack by the Hedge,(Alliara petiolata)
flowers, leaves and fruit edible . Good in salad and pesto

April showers

April showers
Double rainbow 30.04.08

Caley Wood bluebells

Caley Wood bluebells
22.04.08

Yellow Archangel

Yellow Archangel
Chapel Lane (20.04.08)

sunlight 16.04.08

sunlight 16.04.08
looking south west from Bush Wood

snowy buds

snowy buds
06.04.08 in Bush Wood

Looking north west

Looking north west
05.04.08 evening shower approaching

Back Garden

Back Garden
Easter Sunday (23.03.08)

Brick Kiln Hill

Brick Kiln Hill
Looking east (23.03.08)

No play today

No play today
The 2nd hole at Ash Valley golf course

Teasel head

Teasel head
Bush Wood (21.03.08)

Reflections

Reflections
daffodils at Bush Wood pond (21.03.08)

Swollen River Ash

Swollen River Ash
The river at the bottom of Winding Hill 16.03.08

Daybreak over the chapel

Daybreak over the chapel
Thursday 13th March

Wild daffodils (narcissus pseudonarcissus)

Wild daffodils (narcissus pseudonarcissus)
growing in Bush Wood

January snowdrops

January snowdrops
Banks of River Ash, north of Much Hadham

Good Moon

Good Moon
From garden 24.01.08

Village Green

Village Green
Looking east towards Acremore Street

Looking south before Hadham Ford

Looking south before Hadham Ford
rare January blue sky

Useful sites

The following are some useful websites that may interest readers of this blog.
Firstly, Bishop's Stortford Natural History Society http://bsnhs.webplus.net/

Fellow birder, Gary Whelan's blog. Gives reports from our trips out together plus reports from his trips abroad. http://hairybirders.blogspot.co.uk
http://www.hertsbirdclub.org.uk/ The official herts bird club website. Frequently updated, listing bird sightings around the county. Offers links to many other websites. Both of these sites also offer links to yahoo discussion groups.
http://www.birdforum.net/ An international site. You can enter as a guest but become a member( free) to post comments, bird sightings and just about anything to do with wild birds. Good news updates, classified section for binoculars, cameras etc.
http://www.guidedbirdwatching.com/ A new site set up where you can contact people worldwide who will help you find good birds in their country. UK section being set up presently.
http://www.britainsbirder.co.uk/
Fellow birders blog. Strtford resident, Graeme Smith regulary birds the area south of Stortford as well as around Spellbrook and the River Stort from Spellbrook to Twyford Locks. Some superb bird photography: Graeme uses a digital camera attached to his powerful telescope to get detailled images of the birds he sees. Well worth a browse.
Two local sites that may be of interest can be found at
http://www.thehadhams.com/ www.thepelhams.net/content/section/12/139/

South Easterly walk

South Easterly walk
black, normal, red extended walk

South Westerly route.

South Westerly route.
Black usual, red extended

North Easterly walk

North Easterly walk
black short, walk. Red, extended

North West Patch

North West Patch
black route regular. Red route the extended wander