Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Taylor Lane

       Took a stroll up to Soil Hill today but very quiet birdlife wise,
       6 Wood Pigeon, 6 Meadow Pipit, 8 Gulls different types, 2 Swift
       but their were some beautiful Butterflies knocking about, I then
       decided to have a look down Taylor Lane where a Kestrel with
       prey was seen in the field and a Meadow Pipit with a bad eye was
       seen on the wall, at the bottom of the road were Swallow, Swift,
       Goldfinch, a Dunnock collecting food and half a dozen Gulls
       flying about, I then had ten mins up Ringby Lane but seen nothing,
       only to receive a report of a Yellow Wagtail being seen up there, I
       was gutted to say the least.


Friday, 15 July 2016

Busy Garden

      Garden has been very busy this week with 20+ Goldfinch,
      4 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 4 Collared Dove,
      8+ Jackdaw, 3 Wood Pigeon, and lots of Magpies & Crows,
      1 Large Gull soaring above the last couple of days, biggest
      I've seen around these parts, Starlings one of which became
      a victim to one of the 2 Sparrowhawk that have been visiting,
      and 3 Roe Deer in the garden which are always nice to see.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Frogomania at Cromwell

            Hi everyone I'm back after 2 months in the dark waiting for
            my camera to be fixed, anyway I've finally got it back and
           thought I'd give it a whirl down at Cromwell Bottom NR even
           tho I'm a bit rusty at the moment, a family of 8 Goosanders were
            the first birds to be seen on the river and then a family of 30
           Canada geese came swimming along side them, bird viewing area
           was quiet but the Bullfinch were still there in numbers, chiff chaff
            were in good voice around the reserve and 4 Wren were seen near
           the new pond and a Grey Wagtail was up by the weir, I then decided
           to have a walk along the river bank and what a surprise that was, their
           were millions of young frogs all along the path so had to turn around
           as I didn't want to squash any, Ive never seen as many in my life it was
                         Rodley Nature Reserve was my next outing on sunday but was
           very quiet but at least the Kingfisher and a Red Kite made a show to
           brighten up the day. Peregrine put on a display over Claremount, Saturday