Middlebere – Fieldfares

Along the track to the hide there was a good sized flock of Fieldfares tucking into the Holly and Hawthorn berries. In the adjacent field a pair of Jays were poking around.

A Jay.
Blewits growing by the side of the track.
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Morden Bog – Great Grey Shrike

Another fine sunny  day, ideal for finding the Great Grey Shrike at Morden Bog. Is it the same bird each year and will it stay all winter ?  Who knows but at least it was showing well (if distantly) today.

A DSLR (500mm) shot.

A digiscoped shot.
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Poole Harbour – Brands Bay

Another fine day with good sunny spells.  The wintering birds are slowly trickling back to the harbour with more than 60 Red breasted Mergansers jostling about just off Redhorn Quay.


A mainly Godwit flock in flight catching the light.

Brent Geese and Oystercatchers.

On the blocks – Turnstones, Oystercatchers and Herring Gull.

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Poole Harbour – Brands Bay

It has been a quiet couple of weeks with northerly winds and too much cloud to take decent photographs of the few migrants passing through. Today was much better.

Redshank and Oystercatcher on the blocks.


Just arrived a gaggle of Brent Geese.


A crow enjoying the view from the top of the chain ferry.

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Hartland Moor – Roe twins

The resident and very unconcerned Roe deer was showing off her twins at the watering hole. Elsewhere on the moor the ravens were overhead and a few of the commoner migrant birds, Wheatear, Goldcrest and Pipits were about.

The twins.


Hips and Haws.

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