Apart from taking the chance to wish all reading this a very Happy New Year I thought it would be good to recap on the new species I have caught on camera in Lincolnshire in 2012, so here goes … A total of 17 new species were photographed by yours truly with a few more seen that sadly got away!
Below I will go through month by month when the new species were photographed and where … first …
January ~ 1 species
Shelduck taken @ Frampton Marsh on a sunny day near the end of January
February ~ 1 speciesWhite Stork from Kirkby on Bain taken on a grey & gloomy day.
March ~ 1 species
The image above was taken in a friends garden. Lesser Redpolls were also seen at Marston STW and in my own back garden in December with the latter being a new garden tick for me:)
May ~ 1 species1 of the active Cuckoo’s seen @ Martston STW in 2012
June ~ 4 speciesCurrently my 1 and only decent shot of a Jay, this one from Belton village, taken on the bridge leading onto the Belton House entrance, over the Witham where Kingfishers are sometimes seen.A Marston STW House Martin – any pic of these superb flyers is a good one!Yellow Wagtail taken @ Marston STW – a pair seen close to the car park. This species also seen & photographed @ Frampton Marsh in October.The super Spotted Flycatcher, this 1 of a breeding pair in Fulbeck, boy could you see these beauties up close to their nest & resulting young.
September ~ 2 species
Small active group of the, many many Dunlin seen @ Frampton Marsh this day, it was fun trying to pick these out amoung all the Black Tailed Godwits I can tell you.
Not sure if this qualifies as a garden tick but an Osprey from your back garden ain’t too bad now is it? 🙂 It looped around a couple of times in which I got a few shots then it went on its merry way, what a sight from your back lawn!
October ~ 4 species
Marsh Harrier taken @ Frampton Marsh, lovely bird just did not come as close as I had wished.
While on a day out on the coast with my wife I got a few shots of a distant Red Throated Diver.
Sandwich Terns were around at the same time as seeing the Red Throated Diver, they were intermingling on the beach with Common Gulls if I recall correctly.
A great Treecreeper shot (if I do say so myself) taken @ Woodland Waters near Ancaster, what a bird!
So not a bad lift to the list of birds photographed in Lincs in a year, aiming for some more on 2013, Happy New Year all! 🙂