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Iceland - Day 9 - Tuesday 13th June 2017

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Week ending 19th January 2018

Monday 22nd January 2018

First outing of 2018

Monday 8th January 2018

A snowy start to the week.

Saturday 16th December 2017

Sucesses and failures in equal measure

Wednesday 13th December 2017

A morning of common birds

Sunday 26th November 2017

Wicken Fen Cambridgeshire

Tuesday 21st November 2017

The past ten days.

Thursday 16th November 2017

Birdguides Photo of the Week

Wednesday 8th November 2017

A week in pictures

Friday 3rd November 2017

Nothing exciting

Tuesday 17th October 2017

An update from the last few weeks

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Iceland - Day 8 - Monday 12th June 2017

Thursday 14th September 2017

A quick visit to Norfolk

Saturday 19th August 2017

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Monday 18th September 2017

Another day in the area around Lake Myvatn. This time we were in specially constructed hides on the bank of a private lake, starting the day at 06.00 again. Weather cloudy and some rain, far from ideal for photographing birds in water but, once agin, we made the best of it.

Plenty of wildfowl, in particular Scaup that spent some time near the reeds on the opposite bank so a better background than grey water.

Mainly drake Long-tailed Ducks but they were in the middle of the lake so a plain backdrop.

Late morning, we went back to Dettifoss to try to find Ptarmigan that should have been common but none in evidence at all. Close views of Whimbrel.

very common in Iceland and usually quite nervous but this one was very tolerant.

And then a diversion where we eventually found one Ptarmigan perched on a rather distant outcrop of lava.

Whoopee - my first Ptarmigan after spending a whole afternoon on Cairngorm in Scotland with a guide a couple of years ago and still not seeing one. A result for me

Finally, back to the River Laxa for the evening but nothing really to show for it as the cloudy weather made any photos quite uninteresting except for a Red-throated Diver that popped up in front of me in the rapid part of the river - quite unusual.

Sun forecast for tomorrow!!!!!