Sunday, July 31, 2011

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

Frampton Marsh
Took some finding in the long vegetation, on view for ten seconds then flew across reserve towards hide, we walked down and found it again with several Ruff.

SPOONBILL

HAGNEBY FEN
A site first, found by the old guy thats always in the hide at Kirkby

SPOONBILL

Lapwing

Cormorant

Saturday, July 30, 2011

KINGFISHER

Boultham Mere
Bit of a local rarity this year, many hundreds must have perished in the bad winter.

Lesser Black Back Gull

Gadwall

Grey Heron

LITTLE EGRET

At last i had my camera with me and managed to get these distant shots as it tried to land in the water.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

HONEY BUZZARD

Welbeck Raptor Watch point
Stunning views of four birds today, a pale phase and a dark phase flew right over our heads, camera in car at this point, best views of Honeys from this area in twenty years.

SWALLOW

Sat on wires in my street this morning.

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER

Welbeck

Sunday, July 17, 2011

MARSH SANDPIPER

Blacktoft Sands
We had a brief view before it flew to the Ousefleet hide, it then took another twenty minutes before it came out but then it showed well for the next hour, though always distant, these shots on full crop, the ones below taken through scope with a coolpix

MARSH SANDPIPER

BLACKTOFT
I was lucky enough to see the bird at Bardney ponds, though people today were ticking anything from Ruff to Spot Reds, it is quite obvious.





BLACK TAILED GODWIT

Icelandic Black Tailed Godwit, for the full sp on Black Tails have a look at Birding Frontiers by Martin Garner, very interesting.

COMMON SANDPIPER

BLACKTOFT SANDS
Note how long the tail is compared to were the wings finish.

LITTLE EGRET

I twitched my first in Lincolnshire in 1987, now you see them everyday at the coast or on a decent water body.

SPOONBILL

Two birds at Blacktoft

Black Headed Gulls

Another good season for B&H on the pit.