Thursday, 26 January 2012

Icelandic images

Thanks to Pete Drury for today’s updates from Tophill; whilst the cattle egret has continued to entertain at close range within the Treatment Works compound for Michael Flowers group, perhaps a more challenging bird to see was the iceland gull picked up by Tom Lowe on Tuesday evening and actually photographed here (left bird):

Presumably the same bird was present again tonight and reported yesterday at Brandesburton.

Also on Tuesday Tom reported the cetti’s warbler calling from South Lagoon Inlet hide, and peregrine on the pylon behind Easingwold Farm, with a further two well north of Tophill at Rotsea Farm along with 16 whooper swans.

In South Scrub today a ring-tailed hen harrier was seen by the practical work team, as well as lesser redpoll in a mixed flock of goldfinch and siskin in the alders of North Lagoon with photo’s here from James.

And for those who are quiet and patient in North Marsh the rewards can be great as for Steve Brimble this morning at around 8:45am: