Below are a few images of the Wagtail.
Friday 21 February 2020
It was the start of a New Year and there had been a Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschenis) frequenting a dung heap at Sedgeford in Norfolk. It had been found just before Christmas and I hadn't had time to go, so on the 7th of January, my mate Pete Asher and I ventured over to Norfolk for a look. Before stopping for breakfast at Kings Lynn we called in at Thorney where there was a few hundred Whooper Swans and a handful of Bewick Swans feeding in stubble fields by the side of the A47 - why I didn't get my camera out I don't know! Anyway, when we got to the said dung heap we didn't have to wait long for the Wagtail to arrive on it's favoured heap - quite a stunning little bird. We headed then to spend the rest of the day at RSPB Titchwell; all the usual suspects were there, but I just love watching the Marsh Harriers - of which we saw 4 or 5
Monday 3 February 2020
Just a few more images I thought I would put on the Blog as I was going through some more of the images I took.
Ready for take off..
If anyone is thinking of going to Cape Town, Boulders Beach is a must. The colony of African Penguins are so close and it is ideal for taking lots of images; they are so photogenic.
Alpha male Chacma Baboon
Male Lion at Aquilla Game Reserve
This really poor image of a Knysna Turaco which was seen at Tsitsikamma Reserve
Orange Breasted Sunbird; we had much better views at Rooi Ells - a site on the south coast between Hermanus and Cape Town. This also a really a good site for Rock Jumper and Ground Woodpecker, though we only saw the latter, sadly not the Rock Jumper.
Southern Double-collared Sunbird; this individual did look in a sorry state as it carried on feeding in the garden at our accommodation in Knysna during the rain
Great holiday!....would I go back I ask myself? I certainly would - but probably the east side, up and around Krugar National Park.
Thanks for stopping by. My next blog will be on a couple of twitches I've been on lately