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As we now do relatively little twitching this section will now cover a variety of wildlife, not all of it rare, but it's for interest's sake rather than selling photos, which has almost become a thing of the past with digiscoping and downloading. We will of course still sell photos if anyone does want them, as the quality of downloaded images isn't great, especially if you want an enlargement. Please e-mail to contact us if you want to order, or to get our phone number/address.
Last updated 25th February 2017
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Bluethroat Willow Tree Fen February 2017
A well photographed bird, probably
overwintered here.
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Iceland Gull Mautby Norfolk February 2017
I still haven't got a really good shot of an adult,
this will have to do for now.
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Hooded Crow Mautby Norfolk February 2017
Even harder than the gull, kept
disappearing for long periods.
Only shot.
White-billed Diver River Witham January 2017
Amazingly, very close to the previous Lincolnshire
record, one of only four inland records.
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Common Stonechat Dungeness January 2017
An interesting plumage, I'm starting
to wonder about the definition of a species.
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Long-eared Owl Dungeness January 2017
Worth the trip, a very showy
bird by LEO standards.
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Ring-necked Duck Dungeness January 2017
Not seen one of these for a few years,
in full breeding plumage.
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Caspian Gull 1W Dungeness January 2017
The most interesting plumage, and possibly
the easiest to identify, we saw two.
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Eastern Black Redstart Skinningrove December 2016
Great little bird, if it gets split
my third tick of the year.
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Dusky Thrush Beeley Derbys. December 2016
Having missed a one-day spring bird a few years ago,
this was my second tick of the year (left it a bit late).
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Siberian Accentor Easington October 2016
Now everybody's seen one of these too, but for
many people, myself included, it was a world tick.
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Long-billed Dowitcher Frampton October 2016
Wandered all over the reserve, you had
to be lucky to see it this well.
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Broad-billed Sandpiper Frampton July 2016
Two in two years at this site, just
like Breydon Water in the 80's
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Great Knot Titchwell June 2016
Now everybody's seen one, but in breeding
plumage, I had to go for this one.
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Spoonbill Titchwell June 2016
Feeding in a channel when I went to see the Great
Knot, closest (and most active) I've seen.
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Caspian Tern Gibraltar Point June 2016
Two birds, but very similar, just slight difference
in bill pattern.
Click for the other.
Wryneck Frampton Marsh May 2016
Spring migrant, far commoner in Autumn.
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Great White Egret Welney May 2016
Now often seen in the UK, this was a
very photogenic individual.
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Spotted Redshank Frampton Marsh April 2016
Three birds at least, some hopes one or more might
stay to breed, but they all moved on eventually.
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White Wagtail Frampton Marsh April 2016
Fairly regular spring migrant, found it myself.
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Long-billed Dowitcher Rutland Water March 2016
Presumably overwintered here, started to
show more as spring approached.
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Long-tailed Duck Lackford February 2016
An overwintering female inland, now
approaching breeding plumage.
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Ferruginous Duck Holkham February 2015
Very elusive at times, hence the poor photo.
Always seemed to be in an inaccesible area.
Pallid Harrier Snettisham December 2015
First time I've got a half-decent photo.
Still had to go twice.
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Hen Harrier Snettisham December 2015
In the same area as the Pallid,
but rarely close.
Crag Martin Chesterfield November 2015
My third tick this year! The speed of its flight
suggested I upgrade my camera!
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Pale-lemon-Sallow September 2015
A rare moth, although not very inspiring.
Trapped in my garden.
White-winged Tern Frampton July 2015
Frampton again-glad it's so local.
Seem to be more of these in breeding plumage lately.
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Red-necked Phalarope Frampton July 2015
Flew in while watching the Broad-billed,
seemingly a bright male.
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Broad-billed Sandpiper Frampton July 2015
A long time since I've seen one in Britain
Never really close, lots of habitat at Frampton!.
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Citril Finch Holkham Pines May 2015
A long time since I had two lifers in a fortnight.
Superb bird as well, shame it didn't linger.
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Hudsonian Godwit Meare Heath May 2015
The Holy Grail of waders in Britain,
unblocked after thirty-odd years!.
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Great White Egret Meare Heath May 2015
Sharing the lagoon with the godwit and
in rarely seen breeding plumage.
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Little Bustard Fraisthorpe January 2015
My third in Britain, still no good photo.
Didn't seem to want to do much in high winds.
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Blyth's Pipit Calder Park January 2015
The wind didn't help with this one either,
one poor record shot.
Velvet Scoters Juv.Toft Newton November 2014
The first photos I've ever taken of this species,
quite close for once.
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Caspian Gull Cromer September 2014
Large numbers this year, adults are less usual.
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Yellow-legged Gull Cromer September 2014
Useful comparison with Caspian, hard to believe that
they were once the "same" species!
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Glossy Ibis Frampton Marsh September 2014
The bird that attempted to breed,
been there for months.
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Spectacled Warbler Burnham Overy June 2014
Excellent bird, shame he couldn't find a female.
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Montague's Harrier Burnham Overy June 2014
Flew over the warbler site at 6.45 am.
Little Tern Burnham Overy June 2014
Fishing in Burnham harbour, sadly
less fequently encountered nowadays.
Terek Sandpiper Covenham Resevoir May 2014
My first breeding plumage bird,
despite many sightings abroad.
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Dotterel Cholsley Norfolk May 2014
Up to 10-a regular site for migrating trips.
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Baikal Teal Fen Drayton April 2014
No real reason to suspect an escape, especially
as it never came close.
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Parrot Crossbill Edgefield Norfolk Feb.2014
Up to 13-but are they all Parrot? I think eight.
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Crossbill Edgefield Norfolk Feb.2014
A definite Common Crossbill
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Two-barred Crossbill Stocksdale Res. Jan.2014
One of a group of seven in a Crossbill flock.
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Red-breasted Merganser Portland Harbour. Dec. 2013
Often not close enough to photograph.
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Brunnich's Guillemot Portland Harbour. Dec. 2013
On the south coast-alive!
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Glossy Ibis Radipole Dec. 2013
One of many in the country at present
but on the way home.
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Two-barred Crossbill Lyndford Arboretum Sept. 2013
Beginning of the influx.
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Buff-breasted Sandpiper Frampton August 2013
The 31st wader recorded at this site.
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Curlew Sandpiper Frampton August 2013
Seems my local reserve is a popular staging place now.
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Pied Flycatcher Rhyader area June 2013
A trio from the oakwoods of Wales. Click for more.
Wood Warbler Rhyader area June 2013
Singing constantly. Click for more.
Common Redstart Rhyader area June 2013
Very common this year.
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Black-winged Stilt Frampton June 2013
One of three-"One-day birds". Click for more.
Red-footed Falcon Lakenheath June 2013
Nice adult posing for photographers. Click for more.
Lesser Scaup Freiston Shore April 2013
Probably came from Derbyshire. Click for more.
White-tailed Eagle Houghton area Feb. 2013
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Short-eared Owl Kings Lynn Feb. 2013
Four in the same small area
of "waste" ground. Click for more.
Long-tailed Duck Off Titchwell March 2013
Wintering birds, quick distant shot as they flew past.
Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Aldeburgh Dec. 2012
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Black-bellied Dipper Thetford Dec. 2012
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Woodcock Titchwell beach Nov. 2012
Flew in off the sea, click for another.
Pacific Golden Plover Cley June 2012
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Spoonbill Cley June 2012
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Tree Sparrow Sutton Bridge June 2012
Proof of breeding, on the garden fence.
Roller Aldbrough June 2012
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Bee-eater Glandford Norfolk May 2012
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Golden Oriole Snettisham May 2012
Distant record shot.
Thayers Gull Elsham Lincs. April 2012
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Common Yellowthroat Rhiwderyn March 2012
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Arctic Redpoll Kelling Feb. 2012
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Mealy Redpoll Kelling Feb. 2012
Just the one.
Woodlark Santon Warren Feb. 2012
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Kingfisher Santon Downham March 2012
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Hawfinch Lyndford Arboretum Feb. 2012
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Kumlien's Gull Frampton Feb.2012
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Common Cranes Guyhirn Jan.2012
Distant record.
Western Sandpiper Cley Dec.2011
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Mealy Redpoll Titchwell Dec.2011
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Tundra Bean Geese Wainfleet Nov.2011
Click for more- mainly flight shots.
Great Grey Shrike Waxham Oct.2011
Record shot-only one
Woodchat juvenile Lowestoft Oct.2011
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Hen Harrier Waxham Oct.2011
Only shot- flew straight past.
Long-billed Dowitcher Freiston Shore Oct. 2011
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Sandhill Crane Coral Hill, Strathbeg September 2011
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American Black Tern Covenham Res. September 2011
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Emperor Dragonfly
Female after egg-laying in our garden
Black Guillemot Holyhead Harbour July 2011
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Red Kite Gigrin Farm July 2011
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Red Kite (leucistic) Gigrin Farm July 2011
The "original". For more shots click on the photo
Red Kite (leucistic) Gigrin Farm July 2011
A second bird. Click for more shots
Common Buzzards Gigrin Farm July 2011
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Great Bustard (re-introduced) June 2011
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Small Elephant Hawkmoth Winchester June 2011
Caught in a mothtrap. Only shot.
Water Vole Frampton Marsh May 2011
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Spoonbill adult Frampton Marsh June 2011
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Spoonbill imm. Frampton Marsh June 2011
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Yellow Wagtail Frampton Marsh May 2011
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Little Ringed Plover Frampton Marsh April 2011
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Garganey Frampton Marsh April 2011
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Dotterel Tetney Lock April 2011
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Collared Pratincole Immingham April 2011
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Northern Harrier Thornham Marsh January 2011
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Iceland Gull Lowestoft January 2011
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Purple Sandpiper Lowestoft Ness January 2011
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Pale-bellied Brent Geese Breydon Water Jan. 2011
Wintering flock. Click for more.
Northern Harrier Thornham December 2010
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Waxwing Nr.Snettisham November 2010
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White-tailed Plover Dungeness July 2010
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Great White Egret Dungeness July 2010
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Purple Heron Denge Marsh July 2010
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Buff-breasted Sandpiper Titchwell July 2010
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Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell July 2010
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Camberwell Beauty Titchwell June 2010
By way of a change from birds
Black-winged Stilts Titchwell June 2010
Two of five present-click for more shots
Oriental Pratincole Frampton Marsh May 2010
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Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Norfolk May 2010
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White Spotted Bluethroat Welney WWT May 2010
For another click on the photo
Shorelark Snettisham Feb.2010
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Black-throated Diver Swanton Morley Feb. 2010
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Smew Fen Drayton Cambs. January 2010
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Azorean Gull Didcot Oxon. October 2009
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Brown Shrike Staines Moor October 2009
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Great Spotted Cuckoo Kelling September 2009
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Caspian Tern Welney Norfolk July 2009
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Black-winged Pratincole Ringstead Norfolk June 2009
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Squacco Heron Wicken Fen Cambs. May 2009
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Crested Lark Dungeness May 2009
At last! Click for more shots
White-winged Tern Gt.Livermere May 2009
With Black Terns. Click for more shots
Black Tern Gt.Livermere May 2009
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Black-necked Grebe Gipsy Lane Titchwell Feb. 2009
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Great Grey Shrike Lakenheath February 2009
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Glaucous Gull 1st year Weybourne February 2009
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Golden Pheasant Wolferton area January 2009
Only shot
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