Sunday, December 11, 2005

Waxwings




Twenty Waxwings at Tetney Loch Lincolnshire this morning along the road just beyond the old Church, flighty at times but when settled showed well at close range.




Sunday, December 04, 2005

Stonechat

Gibralter point, two birds still present around the weather station

Sanderling

Sandilands car park Huttoft Lincolnshire, flew in and landed on the grass area in front of car park this morning.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Whooper Swans

Huttoft pit Lincolnshire
Two juveniles on the pit showed well in the very cold conditions, upto 20 birds are again wintering on the fields behind the pit


River Witham

Goosander
Nice male on the River Witham at Tattershall Bridge this afternoon

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Grey-cheeked Thrush

Northaw Great Wood Hertfordshire
A stunning little bird that showed well several times on one of the tracks, i managed to get scope views but it was to distant for Digi scoping and the light was not good, i managed a few seconds of very shakey video and got these two as grabs off the tape.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Covenham Reservoir

Red Necked Grebe
With the sun behind the bird i was really pleased to get these two shots, though i did take twenty odd.


Long Tailed Duck
A difficult bird to find but showed well eventually for several minutes untill it flew off up the reservoir.

Grey Phalarope

Covenham Reservoir Lincolnshire
Despite a better day still not a good subject for digi scoping, very active and mobile this morning as well as being to close to the wall.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Covenham Reservoir

Red Necked Grebe
Superb bird but a very bad day for photography, really windy dull and raining with the waves on the reservoir hiding the birds.


Slavonian Grebe
One of three birds along with a Red Necked Grebe.

Grey Phalarope
Raining and blowing a gale when i took this, Phalarope bobbing up and down like a fishing boat in the north sea.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Stonechat

Saltfleet Haven Lincolnshire
A nice perched bird for a change, shame about the light.



Lesser yellowlegs

Killingholme Lincolnshire




Sunday, September 25, 2005

Garganey

Kirkby On Bain Lincolnshire

One of the two birds present for the last couple of weeks.


Ruddy Shelduck

Kirkby On Bain Gravel Pits Lincolnshire

Around mid day we picked up eight Ruddy Shelduck flying in from the east, they landed on the southern most pit with feral Geese, after several minutes the Geese flew the Shelducks also took to the air and flew, we then relocated them on a pit further up the road.



Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Bairds Sandpiper

Kirkby On Bain Gravel Pits Lincolnshire.

Stunning views this evening, though distant and the sun to the side,video grabs taken at 6.30pm, a major rare bird in Lincolnshire.


Sunday, September 18, 2005

Red Necked Phalarope

Toft Newton Reservoir Lincolnshire
To close for digi photography, so took these as video grabs, light very poor this morning dull and cloudy.



Sunday, August 28, 2005

Bulgaria 28th August-10th September 2005

Bee-Eater
These stunning birds were present around the resort everday, several flocks were seen migrating but upto 20 remained in the area.





Crested lark
A very difficult bird to find around the resort compared to two years ago, lots of building on the waste ground, i managed to find five birds about a mile from the resort.

Red Rumped Swallow
The only bird i found perched, taken at first light in Sunny Beach.

Wryneck
Sunny Beach, two birds present for several days along a dried river bed below the windmill, this bird gave stunning views licking Ants of a pine tree.




Wallcreeper
Very poor pictures but stunning views, a much needed new bird, Trigrad Gorge near the Greek border.


Caspain Tern
Sat with several Black Head and Med Gulls Pomorie hospital salt pan.


Yellow legged Gulls