Friday, August 3, 2012

Norfolk magic

A long time coming. Alpine swift on my UK list finally, thanks to a long-staying bird twitched as soon as I heard about it (on the third day!).

I have never been a very good twitcher and these days rarely stir for a rare (unless it it a lifer) but the belated discovery that an alpine swift was at Sheringham added a pleasant UK tick on a trip up the coast with the team. Arriving at the top of Beeston Bump we were immediately treated to close flyby views but again the 180mm macro was not really up to the task. Looking forward to getting a 300mm in the near future.

Always nice to look west from Beeston Bump, especially when an alpine swift is in the same view.


  1. And after the 300 you might want to add a teleconverter or a 400mm or 500mm hmmmmm.

  2. Oh, for a moment I thought it was in BK.

  3. Hi Phil,
    Congrats on the Alpine, great birds! Just wondering if you could have a look at my blog, seem to have photographed Small Skipper, yet I am being told it does not occur in Sweden. Many thanks, Alan Dalton.