Monday, 22 November 2010

More of that Phalarope


A single Brambling fed for a while at my feeder on Sunday.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Grey Phalarope Sideshow

Additional entertainment was provided at the Grey Phalarope site this morning by a weasel hunting in the undergrowth along the edge of the pool....... at times perilously close to the GP.

A few 'squeaks' tempted it out momentarily to pose for the first shot after which it resumed hunting before soon emerging with a frog that must have weighed almost as much as the weasel. How do they manage to run so quickly whilst carrying such a heavy load?

I'm sorry the 'running' shot is not very sharp however I include it here to show just how big the frog was compared with the weasel....look under the weasel's belly and you can see the trailing leg of the frog.

Grey Phalarope

Grey Phalarope - image by John James

Grey Phalarope at Bradley Ings

The first-winter Grey Phalarope was showing well!

Grey Phalarope

Grey Phalarope still present at Bradley Ings at 1.30pm on Sunday 21st November 2010.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Sunday, 14 November 2010