Saturday, 27 April 2013

Sub Up

An afternoon visit to Suffolk with Ephraim. First stop was Landguard NNR. Here we soon connected with and enjoyed great views of an Eastern Subalpine Warbler. This bird was so confiding it had the "big lens guys" scuttling backwards so they could focus. Before heading off we had a bit of a wander. An amazing amount of Wheatears, possibly up to 100 birds. Also 2 Ringed Plovers and a Turnstone.
We then headed over to Orford where we saw a Rose-coloured Starling skulking in a hawthorn in a back garden in Toller Close. We spent some time here trying to get better views of this elusive bird but decided to head for home with a stop off near Chelmsford at Chigborough Lakes. After trudging along an extremely muddy path we located a few Tufted Ducks. On closer inspection our target bird a female Ring-necked Duck was amongst them. Viewing from this side of the lake was difficult because of the dense over hanging trees. We made our way to the opposite side of the lake where viewing was less obscured but a bit more distant.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Chris , great selection of photos of the Eastern Sub Warbler, i was undecided about going wish i had now . Atb Rob .