Saturday, April 29, 2006

NIGHT HERON

This superb bird is still present along the Pike Drain between Hykeham Road and Newark road, it generally arrives from the north between 7.45 and 9.00pm as yet the roost site has not been found, and if left undisturbed will feed on the drain till dark, it does take a fair few sticlebacks in the shallow water.

COMMON TERN

Boultham Mere Lincoln
A stunning morning for Terns on our local patch, 2 Arctics North 8.40am followed by 13 five minutes later, then a few minutes after two Common and a Sandwich Tern dropped in.


Sunday, April 23, 2006

COMMON SANDPIPER

Marston Sewage Works Lincolnshire
Reported as a Spotted, could be a hybrid but most features point to Common


CROSSBILLS

Linwood Warren Market Rasen
Distant across the golf course.




GARGANEY

Trent Port Nr Gainsborough

NIGHT HERON

HYKEHAM LINCOLN.
A small Heron type bird was reported to my friend Brian Eke who phoned me on Thursday 20th April,and asked if i would go and take a look, i walked the drain several times and turned to go back to the road when it flew over my head circled the drain and landed, i could not believe my luck a stunning adult Night Heron, i managed to get a couple of birders to the site before dark and we all had stunning views.
It then flew in at 8.20 on Friday, 8.30 on saturday but 8.10 on Sunday when it gave its best ever views. The Night Heron was first flushed from the drain on saturday 15th April and has returned to feed on this drain for the last 9 evenings.




NIGHT HERON

Stunning views in drain along Hykeham road


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

SCOTLAND 14TH-18TH APRIL 2006

We left Lincoln thursday 13th at 11.00pm and drove throught the night to Scotland, we arrived early morning, dropped our stuff off and went birding, it was below freezing every day and the wind reached speeds of 60mph, we missed Ptarmigan at two sites due to thick ice and the wind, Crested Tit was really difficult with only odd birds being recorded at nut feeders, we saw none and we also missed out on Sea eagle due to the short time more than anything.
Though birding was difficult we still managed to have a good time and see loads of stuff but pictures were hard to get in the Dull light, cold and wind. We left Aviemore at 1.00pm getting home at 9.30pm stopping only for an hour.

CAPERCAILLIE

Female early morning from the hide at Loch garten



ICELAND GULL

Rhuba Beag Grunard
Stood on the beach with other Gulls.



DIPPER

River Spey Nethy Bridge



Slavonian Grebe

Highlands of Scotland
A single pair on this Loch with 4 pairs on the famous Ruthven

Shags

Grunard bay



Golden Eagle

Very distant Golden eagle on nest, both birds watched overhead for prolonged period, male up for nearly an hour then nest changed with female, she flew off over mountains.


Raven

Appeared to be breeding above a Fulmar colony Grunard bay


RED SQUIRREL