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Israel Trip 17-27th March 2016: Raptors

Posted on April 2, 2016 at 2:30 AM

Spotted Eagle @ Hula 18th March 2016

Eastern Imperial Eagle @ Hula 19th March 2016

Steppe Eagle @ Shezaf Nature Reserve 24th March 2016

Short-toed Eagle @ Gamla 19th March 2016

Hoopoe @ Hinksford 6th Dec 2015

Posted on December 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM

2 Grey Phals @Farmoor 6th Dec 2015

Posted on December 6, 2015 at 12:50 PM

Ring-necked Duck @ Rooksbury Mill 28th Nov 2015

Posted on November 28, 2015 at 3:40 PM

Great Northern Diver @ Southwick Canal 22nd Nov 15

Posted on November 22, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Chestnut Bunting 1st for Britain

Posted on October 26, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Ring Ouzels at Cissbury

Posted on October 18, 2015 at 2:15 PM

 

Ring Ouzel @ Cissbury Ring Sunday 18th October 2015


I've only been to Cissbury Ring once before and that was 16 years ago when I dipped the last remaining Sussex Golden Pheasant. Every year this site gets good number of Ring Ouzels and after dipping the Pallid Harrier last week, I was keen on adding a good passage bird to my 2015 yearlist.
 

The walk from the car park to the Yew tree where the Ouzel's frequent is uphill for 1/3 mile to an area called Cissbury Ring. The view once you get to the Yew tree is amazing and I can see why birders regularly visit here. I saw Ring Ouzel within 5 mins of arriving. I had a flight view of one that shot out of the Yew tree into deep cover in the nearby bramble bushes. I stayed on site for 5 hours and the only time these Ouzels were photographable was when I managed this shot. Two perched for 10 seconds and shot off about 5 pictures.

Bernie Forbes arrived at 4pm and he managed to count 5 Ring Ouzel's leave the Yew tree.

Cyprus Wheatear - Mavrokolympos & Troodos Sep 2015

Posted on September 6, 2015 at 12:35 PM

Demoiselle Crane Migration Lake Akrotiri 29th August 2015

Posted on September 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM


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