First Sandwich Tern

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First Sandwich Tern

The first Sandwich tern of the year arrives to Blakeney Point. They breed on the beaches at the Point and arrive in early April. They are my favourite terns, such graceful flight and uplifting calls.

Crow mobbing Kestrel

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Crow mobbing Kestrel

The alarm call of the crow, a rattling ‘krrrrr’, often alerts me of the presence of birds of prey. On one such occasions, a crow mobbed a kestrel over the garden, and I managed to get a very poor photo. I drew the scene in pencil based on a photograph.

Bullfinch

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Bullfinch

The bullfinches in Humber Bridge Country park are used to people topping up the bird feeders to watch them up close. They do not disappoint. In our last visit up to three males and two females fed on sunflower seeds, barely a couple of meter away from us. I was quite pleased with the way the bullfinch eye came out in the painting.