I was very pleasantly surprised to find the brambling flock still around the works area this afternoon, minimum of ten birds. Half a dozen lesser redpolls and lots of chaffinches, goldcrest, reed buntings and several chiffchaffs were there too, more birds … Continue reading Deja vu at Marston.
An hour at MSTW this morning produced the first Little ringed plover of the year, sitting in a ploughed field, no doubt waiting for his mate. A little egret was on the scrape, along with a couple of little grebes. … Continue reading Mmmm Magical March Migrants at Marston.
Luckily I was at home this aft. when I received a call from Trev Lee, he was working on a construction project at nearby Beacon Lane, and informed me a Red Kite was heading towards my house. Upon looking out … Continue reading House tick-with a little help from my friend.
It’s been quite noisy with birds on the barracks recently, and today I noticed Pied Wagtails for the first time in quite a while so thought I would have a little wander after work. I heard a Green Woodpecker but … Continue reading WHEATEARS ON AREA 51
OK These three pictures were all the same bird and definitely off the coast of Egypt.. They were very dark headed and the beak was dark too, looked black to me. It was very dark on the top and quite grey under with yellowy/green legs and feet. The white eye ring also caught my attention and so I am guessing a White Eyed Gull? Continue reading LAST FOREIGN ONE FOR NOW
Again taken a few years ago in either Cyprus or Egypt. After studying a new book I purchased, I am thinking a juvenile Rufous Bush Robin. Continue reading ANOTHER FOREIGN ID
I was sorting through some old pics and came across some that were taken either in Cyprus or Egypt a number of years ago. Any help anyone can give would be appreciated. Continue reading HELP WITH BIRD ID
My chauffeur for the day was Chris Grimshaw, we decided on a tour of the county’s southern states. (The seldom reported Holbeach marshes to river nene mouth areas). At Holbeach marsh at least four marsh harriers showed, along with a cracking … Continue reading Southern side of the wash-whoopers all over the place.
Saturday allowed me to spend an hour with some sunlight at my back in the company of local Goldcrests again and today (Sunday) after I sent a text about Marston to Dave R I got a call from the good … Continue reading 2 lovely bird species
No sign of any Wheatear this afternoon in the deer park , the weather ranged from really bright warm sunshine to bitter cold torrential hail storms ! I did have a pair of Marsh Tit , Nuthatch , Treecreeper , … Continue reading Belton Park