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Scotland and East Yorkshire Day1


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Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Grafham Water

Thursday 16th November 2023

Fishers Green Essex

Wednesday 15th November 2023

A day in north Norfolk

Monday 13th November 2023

A flooded Welney

Sunday 12th November 2023

A day locally.

Thursday 2nd November 2023

Another visit to Frampton Marsh

Monday 25th September 2023

Frampton Marsh RSPB

Friday 8th September 2023

Gran Canaria - Maspalomas

Thursday 31st August 2023

Gran Canaria - Visit to La Charca

Thursday 24th August 2023

Frampton Marsh RSPB

Saturday 29th July 2023

Swallows and House Martins

Saturday 22nd July 2023

An evening with some Tawny Owls

Tuesday 18th July 2023

Scotland and East Yorkshire Day 5

Wednesday 12th July 2023

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Friday 30th June 2023

16th June - being driven up the A1 northwards for a few days in Scotland followed by a few days in East Yorkshire.

After an overnight stop, we arrived at our destination, Penny Hedge, a private house with a large garden, a hide and a reputation for visiting Pine Martins, our main target to photograph. They are mainly nocturnal so, arriving at lunchtime, we settled into the hide to see what the afternoon would bring.

There was a succession of common garden birds so it was a case of trying to get something different, especially flying.

Chaffinches were almost constant visitors.

Goldfinches not so frequent.

and Siskins, not exactly common in East Anglia.

There was a family of Great Spotted Woodpeckers with the young virtually constant visitors.

and also a families of Greenfinches, often vying for the best feeding positions.

The last visitor during this session was a couple of Red Squirrels, one absolutely gorgeous with a blonde tail and ear tufts.

and even posing in a photogenic place.

After dinner at a nearby hotel, we returned at 7.30 pm for the evening session for the Pine Martins. We waited- and waited, eventually giving up at 1.00am. The owners trail camera tracked them arriving at 1.30am. That is the story of our attempts to photograph Pine Martins!!!