Gesse, Wigeon and much much more

On the 24th I went to the North Norfolk Coast for a birthday party with my friend, we have been doing it for years, we usually go to Cley Marsh and Titchwell Marsh.

2 Bearded Tits
So I got up at 5:30am and got to my friends house for 7:10am and set of to Cley Marsh, the weather looked brilliant still calm wind and bright sunshine and what a day it turned out to be.

We arrived at Cley at about 9:50am and I was desperate for the toilet so I jumped out of the car and ran to the nearest bush and almost trod on a Common Toad! We waited until the visitor centre opened but while waiting for it to open we already had about 15 species already including; Brent Geese, Skylark, Blue Tit and a possible Stonechat.
When it opened we dashed straight down to the 3 hides looking over Pats Pool and Simmonds Scrape and saw a variety of species; Wigeon, Pintail, Marsh Harrier and a escapee Maned Duck!
After going to the hides we headed towards the beach and got close views to Gannets and a Peregrine then two navy helicopters spooked all the birds again and got amazing shots of Brent Geese, Wigeon and a dead Fieldfare the only other thrush apart from Song Thrush and Blackbird. Then my friend showed me were  a few groups of birds had landed at sea they ended out to be rafts of Common Scoter, Eider and unusually Wigeon.
So after half a day at Cley the species total stood at 50 species which was very good indeed.


Weekly Wildlife Round Up Week 1

2 Grey Herons
 This week has been a very busy time around my local patch, throughout the week masses of Redwing and Fieldfare are moving through {mainly Redwing}, also Skylarks and Meadow Pipits in other words Little Brown Jobs! Whilst watching the the LBJ's 2 Swallows flew over on the 20.10. But the most unusual thing this week was a very common bird mainly associated with lakes and rivers the Grey Heron, I have seen about 1 or 2 of these gorgeous birds but on Friday 2 Grey herons flew over.
Skylark with a seed
Roe Deer
  Meanwhile each morning before I go to school we walk the dog each day and on Thursday to my surprise there in the verge of the country lane was 2 Muntjac and in a field a Roe Deer, I have heard that other residents in the village had seen them before around but this was a 1st for me.
Coming away from my local patch along one of the main roads near by, a farrowed field has been full of of birds, about c200 Golden Plover plus c100 Lapwing and Black-headed Gulls and Lesser-blacked backed Gulls.

Hopefully this next week will also be full of exciting wildlife around.   


Young Conservationists » A Focus On Nature

Young Conservationists » A Focus On Nature
So if you are a budding naturalist between the ages of 16-30 and want more out of nature come and look at this website.
Me realising a flock of Long-tailed Tits

Varanger Ringing: Last but not least

Varanger Ringing: Last but not least: What a cracking day, I feel so jealous of ringing those birds some of them I dream about ringing those birds.


Birdfair 2013 - the worlds greatest gathering of birders

Birdfair 2013 - the worlds greatest gathering of birders
Thank you for letting me be in the video, the Birdfair was amazing.
Can't wait for next years Birdfair.
Biotope is based in Varanger, Norway, which has a diverse habitats for different birds to show so go and check out their website.


Finches and Sparrows

At the weekend I went to my trainers house to do some mist netting and we put up two nets one net was 30ft and the other one was 20ft, all together we caught 94 birds! Also other birds that flew over were 2 Mistle Thrushes and 1 Little Egret which was nice to see.
Juv Goldfinch