With one or two early wheatears turning up I fancied the Marston fields for one today. There was one too, a lovely male, in the very first field I checked. Quite a few skylarks were paired up and a handful of tree sparrows … Continue reading Around and about.
A post work hike around the deer park produced the goods tonight, with a very handsome Male Wheatear, in an area I had singled out as a ‘dead cert’ . A very flighty individual, not allowing me any closer than … Continue reading Belton Wheatear
Two Whoopers have been at Blackmoor for several days now so I went along yesterday for the second time this week to try and get a better view. Sure enough they were a little closer, just cruising up and down … Continue reading Blackmoor Whoopers
Had a couple of hours in the deer park and woods yesterday afternoon/evening, no migrants as yet but this wasn’t totally unexpected as its a little early yet, I spent 30 minutes in the sheltered wooded valley on the South … Continue reading Belton Park
Please sign this petition folks “The Government have indicated that they are considering amending the Hunting Act by using an Affirmative Statutory Instrument (SI), a type of legislation that can be used to push unpopular changes through Parliament with less … Continue reading Relaxation of the hunting with dogs law
This glossy ibis was first spotted on Friday at Collingham pits, a different individual to the long stayer at Lowdham. The bird hadn’t been reported so far today, but when I arrived early afternoon I didn’t have to wait long. … Continue reading Another glossy
Last post from me for a few days as am away working for rest of the week, sunny Eastbourne here we come! Will not have time to take my camera with me sadly, bugger! On way home from a meeting … Continue reading Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire
Today I took a neighbour and time served birder with me to Marston. He’d been before but not knowing the patch well he hadn’t totally “connected”. The weather was brilliant so we headed straight for the Rail channel. Now he … Continue reading Two interesting days
Picking up Chris Grimshaw en-route, we headed for Broughton Forest pines to have a go for the two-barred crossbill. On our arrival at the hot spot, Roy Harvey already had the bird located, though it was playing hard to get, … Continue reading North Lincs runabout.
I get told off by the Wife on a regular basis for buying sandwiches from the shops while at work, but if I hadn’t gone to the shop today I wouldn’t have seen the following ! Divine intervention me thinks … Continue reading 3 Common Cranes