Sunday, November 25, 2007

Snow Bunting

Twenty two Snow Buntings landed briefly on the beach at Sandilands before heading North, then two in off the sea.
A couple of hours Sea Watching produced
Little Auk 36
Red Throated Diver 4
Pink Footed Goose 50 South
Shag 1
Gannet 1
and a cracking Pom Skua south.






Common Buzzard

Three Buzzards up around Brinkhill this morning, also 30 odd Pink Feet over, Goosander over Huttoft Village and 30 Whoopers still in beat field opposite Golf Course at Huttoft

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hen Harrier

A cracking afternoon despite the weather, we came across this 2nd Winter Male Hen Harrier, while looking for Swans, we then had a Peregrine and a Merlin, taken on 800asa weather lousy.
Note the brown feathering in the back and along the wing coverts, and darker marks on the tips of primaries 7,8,9












Long Tailed Duck

Huttoft Pit Lincolnshire, very distant, windy, raining and really dull.


These five taken with coolpix, two above with the Canon D20, and they are heavily cropped.






Sanderling

Only bird of note at Sandilands today was a Fulmar slowly tracking south.





Fieldfare

Many hundreds on Nocton Fen this evening.


Whooper Swans

Huttoft Lincolnshire, we counted 29 today, and another 6 on Branston Fen





Sunday, November 11, 2007

Red Kite

Sutterby, near Hagworthingham Lincs
A very dull day hence the poor pics, we first saw the Kite on our way to the coast so stopped again on the way back, we watched it try to snatch a dead Rabbit off the field.
All pics heavily cropped as quite distant.










Red Kite

Typical November day, cold, windy and some rain, winters on its way.