Managed to grab a few record shots of this gull from the Beach Hotel, Cley this morning. Small dark eye and black legs. Just a Herring aberattion? Unfortunately a really grey and misty sea watch so just cropped record shots and none of mantle. It was the eye that first made me look...
My usual conundrum early in the year. Came across these two today. There was both a chiffchaff calling and a willow warbler uttering it's wonderful tune. Got these photos and now managed to confuse myself. What do folk reckon?
Last week I was in Norfolk and managed to see both the Brown shrike and Red breasted flycatcher. Not sure there can be a definitive answer to this but what is the consensus of opinion on what happens to these birds? Presumably
a.) they die
b.) continue migrating in the wrong direction and...
Just been sent this photo of a snake crossing the road in East Hertfordshire. I write a nature column for the local newspaper and have no idea on this one. Looks to be around 6 foot long as the lane here is 12 foot wide. Not aware of female grass snakes being white, or do they go this...
Came across these two whilst sweep netting for moth caterpillars. Suspect one is a spider hunting wasp (found dead) and the other an Ichneumon species. Be grateful if anyone could tell me more. Many thanks, Jono
As of today, all national parks on the island are closed until further notice, so I have heard.
Yet more damaging times for the tourist industry that has just picked itself up from the Easter bombings of last year.
Came across these on a woodland walk today and would be interested to know what species they are. I have given tentative suggestions but suspect way off. Thank you for any help.
1. Field mushroom
3. Shaggy parasol
4. Marginate pixie cap
Any suggestions on this skeleton? Photo sent to me so only detail is it was about 30cm long. I am assuming legs have been removed.
Rat, stoat, rabbit? Thanks for any comments. A better photo of the skull would have been helpful. Found on a golf course.
Came across this colourful specimen today growing from a hedge alongside hedgerow cranesbill. Should have noted leaves but was immediately distracted by a spotted flycatcher. Any suggestions just from this flower photo. Many thanks in advance.