Tuesday, 16 April 2013

A bit from today and the last holiday pics

This morning was quite a contrast to the last couple of days, it was drizzling and the wind was quite fresh. It took a while to find any birds, then a couple of COMMON WHITETHROAT (78) appeared in one of the hedges, a CHIFFCHAFF sung but that was the only one this morning, heading back up towards the car amazingly the RING OUZEL reappeared, it was looked for again later but had disappeared. Stephen did have a single House Martin this morning and later Pete had the first Nightingale here of the year so still plenty to see. With poor light this morning I'll revert back to the holiday pics for the last time.
Basilisk Lizard

Green Heron

Arenal Volcano

Three Toed Sloth

White Faced Capuchin

White Faced Capuchin

Magnificent Frigatebirds

Common Nighthawk

15 comments:

Pete Woodruff said...

More excellent images here.

I think you may have lost your way Alan, could be making money from your photography.

Rohrerbot said...

Fantastic!!! All of them! Congrats on the Nighthawk. That is one tricky bird to find. I cannot wait to head back and see these animals again.

Greenie said...

Alan ,
Some more great images to remind you of what must have been a great holiday .
What we need is some of that sunshine now .

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful captures.. Congrats and regards..

Kungsfiskaren said...

Hi!
Lovely photos specielly the frigatebird in the air.
have a nice day!
/Ingemar

Deano said...

Cracking set of Photos, Alan.

Richard Pegler said...

Wonderful images Alan! Oh how I'd love to see a Nighthawk!

ShySongbird said...

Well done on the Whitethroat Alan. They do seem to have started popping up on logs in the last couple of days especially down your way.

So glad you shared some more of your holiday pics with us. I loved the lizard and the Three-toed Sloth!

Warren Baker said...

Got Whitethroat on the same day then Alan.

Love that green Heron Image mate :-)

Lasse said...

Lovely photos Alan !

Lou Mary said...

Fantastic photos! Love the magnificent frigatebird image!

Helma said...

Great pictures Alan and especially the green heron I find super. Never seen a green heron. I read that you had seen but did not return later. A ring ouzel Too bad, but you still get it fixed once for your lens :-)
Nice also that monkeys and so different :-)
The hawk is also very special to see so.
Very nice blog weather and very diverse.
Greetings, Helma

Gravel Pit Birder said...

magnificent magnificent frigatebird picture....
im popping over to sissinghurst castle next weekend, probably, weather dependant i guess, any advice as to looking for birds in the area, do you just wander round the grounds and footpaths of the grounds or do you go to specific places...or indeed, just pot luck....
graham

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Graham, I tend not to go into the garden itself all my birding is done around the grounds and various footpaths, the earlier you are there the better. The car park is worth a walk round for migrants and Bullfinch are regular in the hedge north. Early on you might find Kingfisher on the lake the path that runs directly behind the lake is good and can hold Marsh tit and LS Wood especially to the west. the fields are good for yellowhammer and the nightingale sings from a small clump of trees along the stream, I hope you find something and enjoy the walk.

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