Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Rubble at t' mill

Godwit at Stutton Mill solves ancient mystery of whether BTGs are brick-red or brick-orange.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Rack and Pecker

Freshly done oil painting- title might also make a good name for a gastropub in Cape Town.   

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Wind-shy shanks

A stiff breeze today and the Greenshank really don't like it.   Other roosting waders not bothered, but the G'shanks running to get in the lee of some muddy lumps.   30-40 in the roost this week, including 4 pristine juveniles and the colour-ringed adult RR-OW who breeds in Sutherland and has wintered here since at least 2010.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Dog day of summer

Small pic of a very big moment- Wild Dog has been right at the top of my most wanted list for simply years, but I've been too stubborn to go to Mana Pools or any of the other few places where they are twitchable.  This pack is denning against all the odds in the heavily-grazed Masaai lands east of the Serengeti- currently enjoying a fragile truce with the locals, but goodness knows that the future holds for them.