Sunday, January 28, 2007

RED KITE

SOUTH YORKSHIRE.
So much for the best day of the week, dull cloudy windy and at times spitting with rain.
we arrived at the site around 3.00pm to late really for photography but the Kites put on one hell of a show, with one dropping into a garden right in front of us, this area will be worth visiting on a sunny day.




Red Kite




Red Kite




Red Kite




American Wigeon

Hoveringham, River Trent Notts
Bloody cold dull miserable morning, and the Wigeon was not on the Railway pit but half a mile away on the River Trent with eurasians.


American Wigeon




Dipper

Bingely West Yorkshire
Also on the river near the American Robin


Goosander

Bingely West Yorkshire
On the river below the Robin.

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Rufford Country park.

Redwing

Landed in the garden above the American Robin, which refused to move from a berry bush the whole two hours we were there, you could only see it through a gap in the hedge.
The Firecrest showed well but the wind kept in down most of the time.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

NUTHATCH

BOULTHAM MERE
A NEW SPECIES FOR THE AREA.
I first heard the nutter calling and after a few seconds it came into view, showing really well for several minutes and still calling, it then flew off towards Goat farm, we could still hear it calling though distantly, we then walked around the tip and i saw a small bird come from the trees at the back of the tip, it was the nutter it flew right past us over the Railway and off over Lincoln heading North.



Sunday, January 21, 2007

MEDITERRANEAN GULL

WESTCLIFF ON SEA ESSEX
We saw about five different Med Gulls, three 1st winters and two adults but despite searching we failed to locate the Ring Billed Gull
1st Winter in flight



MEDITERRANEAN GULLS


MEDITERRANEAN GULL

Adult in flight.

MEDITERRANEAN GULL

1st Winter sat on the sea.

MEDITERRANEAN GULL

MEDITERRANEAN GULL

Just for a change, underpart shot. 1st Winter

MEDITERRANEAN GULLS



MEDITERRANEAN GULL

Adult sat on sea.