Monday, 27 July 2015

Claremount Buzzards

            Buzzard soaring around Claremount on Saturday
            also 2 Kestrels hovering in the same place later on.
            2 Bullfinch, Green, Gold and Chaffinch in garden
            plus Collared Dove, Jackdaws, Magpies and 2 Wood

Friday, 24 July 2015

Withens & Fly Flatts tour

             Had a wander up Withens & Fly Flats today but was fairly
             quiet, was nice to see DS up there, thought I'd seen a Whimbrel
             but turned out to be a juvenile Curlew, oh well better look next time.
             3 Little Owl , 2 Kestrel, 2 Meadow Pipits, a few Swallows flying about,
             1 Linnet, 6 Blackbird all feeding young was surprised to see them that
             high up on the moors and a few House Sparrows and a Stoat running
             through the long grass, 2 Bullfinch in my garden which haven't been
             for a long while, so that was pleasing, 12 Lapwing, 8 Canada's.


Thursday, 23 July 2015

Out & About

         I thought I'd post a few pics of my recent outings as not posted
         for a while with Weddings, Funerals and house buying its been
         a bit hectic, anyway hope you enjoy them.

                                          Cetti's Warbler

                                          Small Heath

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Soil Hill Ghost Town

             Took a walk up to Soil Hill at about 6pm to 7pm and
             was very quiet, no song and not many birds.
             I'll blame on the strong blustery wind that was up there.

             Garden had Chaff, Green and Goldfinch, Jackdaws &
             Magpies, Collared Doves and Wood Pigeon, GSW.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Trip to Alkborough Flatts

         Had a nice day out at Alkborough Flatts today and the weather
         turned out nice, went with a couple of friends CT & Jan ( yan ).
         After a quiet start it turned up a few rarities and a few birds I
         need help with Identifying.

         Lots of Sedge & Reed Warblers, 5 Curlew
         3 Bearded Tits which CT seen and photographed but me and
         Jan missed coz we were busy looking for my car keys what a
         dum dum was gutted, Water Rail turned up but was as fast as the
         road runner cartoon, 3 Little Egret, 200+ Avocet but too far away
         for good snaps, 15 Godwits, 1 Marsh Harrier at a distance but still
         looked great, 1 Goshawk being mobbed by Swallows, 6 Linnets,
         20+ Willow Warblers, 1 Cetti's Warbler ( what a voice ), 50+ Lapwings,
         Greenshank, Dunlin, Knot, Shelduck, Spoonbill flyover, 2 Wren, 2 Pied
         Wagtail and lots of Gulls, 2 Cormorant, 50+ Greylag, 6 Meadow Pipit,
         4 Skylark, 100+ Reed Bunting they were everywhere deffo need all day
         to get around it all and maybe two get the best out of it.
         Photography wise I had too many misses so that was a disappointment.