I’ve had a very eventful Easter holidays, so I thought I’d just write a short blog post about it.
The first ‘big’ thing came on the 27th March when I secured my third UK tick of the year when I twitched the female/1st winter male RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL at Titchwell. It showed well at times flicking around the trees around a small pool, though the light was pretty appalling.
We also saw the female Pallid Harrier that had been frequenting the fields around Blunt’s Corner near Holkham: unfortunately, an idiotic photographer kept flushing it so we never saw it for very long.
The next big thing was the week I spent in Cyprus: I’ve already written three other blog posts on it which I will link below:
We then spent a few days at home chilling & getting the tedious holiday work done. This was punctuated with a couple of trips to Cley, which yielded a few summer migrants such as Sand Martin, Swallow & a Great White Egret.
Last, and by no means least, was a five-day expedition up to Scotland & NE England for five days over Easter, which got me five lifers (Golden Eagle not pictured). Herewith follows some highlights:
On the way back, we stopped at Bempton Cliffs RSPB for the morning, where we were treated to some first-class seabird photography lessons courtesy of the birds.
So that was my Easter, hope you enjoyed!
Now as I mentioned in the last blog post, the website will now go on a hiatus until early June so I can prepare for exams & other looming projects, so see you then!