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A visit to Titchwell in Norfolk

Despite a rather ominous forecast (more fog) we nevertheless headed off to North Norfolk yesterday. As it turned out there was no fog to be found on the two hour drive from Northamptonshire or on the Norfolk coast. 324 more words


Foraging shoveler

Some birds are so skittish that they fly away the very second that they detect my presence. Other birds are so tolerant or have gotten so used to humans that they will come right up to me or allow me to get pretty close to them. 123 more words



Anas clypeata

These ducks have huge spatulate bills. The male’s breeding plumage is quite distinctive with a dark green head, a bright yellow eye, bright white breast and chestnut coloured flanks. 123 more words

Nature Photography

Counting Day

Once a month we count the wildfowl on the reserve and also on the other lakes in the area to get an idea of how many there are and so how populations are fairing. 582 more words


A pair of drake Northern Shovelers working along the bank of the pond at the bird sanctuary.


October at Mt Eccles

Beyond the cratered lake the water table is full,
hollows and lava tunnels overflow,
every surface reflecting the woods.

On lava, cool and solidified,
the Blackwood’s furrowed trunks… 64 more words



The winter bird diversity is starting to take over in Yamhill County.  I did see a couple dozen Barn Swallows today but they’ll soon vanish from view. 326 more words