Saturday, 26 January 2013

Grey Plover, Altham, 26th Jan' 2013

A few images of the Grey Plover today which has been present
by the River at Altham recently. Haven't seen one of these in
East Lanc's for over ten years!

Grey Plover

Around fifty Fieldfare were around today too.

Thursday, 3 January 2013


Five nights in Reykjavic with my girlfriend to enjoy the sights and
see in the new year. Naturally, my binoculars and camera found
their way into my hand luggage!
I managed to do a 'days' birding, more like four hours with the
available light, on the 31st Dec. The area we visited was Grunda-
rfjordur on the Snaefellness peninsula.

It was teeming with Birds. At the Fjord before Grundarfjorder, four
White-tailed Eagles were in the air, thousands of white-winged Gulls
of all manner, Seaducks and Waders, along with 800+ Snow Buntings
which lined the roads on the journey up from Reyjkavic.
We came up specifically to look for Orcas, unfortunately, we didn't
see them but i was more than compensated with 15 Harlequin Ducks
and a Gyrfalcon!

Snow Buntings

Iceland Gull

Glaucous Gull

Harlequin Ducks

immature White-tailed Eagle

An interestingly marked Bird with well marked primaries

Wite-tailed Eagles

Iceland Gull



Iceland Gull

Black Guillemot

Northern Eider with Harlequins

Northern Eider with sails

Glaucous Gull

Iceland Gull

Iceland Gull


Down town Reyjkavic


the Blue Lagoon