…FREISTON SHORE again, 28th aug. Not many seabirds on a high tide seawatch, but a couple of gooduns. A black tern close inshore was followed by an arctic skua and then a small skua sp. that I’m confident was a … Continue reading Not quite so local patch…
Freiston shore. The pec sand, (a great abbreviation nickname I’ve always thought. Don’t think I’ve ever met anyone calling it a pectoral sandpiper), was still on the reservoir. Also here was a juvenile spotted redshank. On the sea I had … Continue reading Pec, and stuff.
Steve (Nezzy) Nesbitt and me looked around a couple of local sites. Steve wanted to get some photos of the lesser whitethroats that have been showing well here lately. However, the weather was slightly autumnal and the birds weren’t playing very well. … Continue reading Marston, Denton etc. 21 aug
Had the good luck to get a positive result from the PPI banking fiasco and this lead to Karen and I jetting off to our favourite Holiday destination Thailand for a week. As usual I carried my camera around with … Continue reading Phuket August 2014 – Nai Yang resort
I was checking Marston, where the best bird was a hobby. A text came from a couple of my old fishing mates, Neil and Tony Grainger, they had found a lovely male redstart near Cotham, over the border, in Notts. This was … Continue reading Sat. 16th Aug.
There was slightly more going on at Marston than of late, scores of swallows, house martins and sand martins were feeding up and quite a few small passerines were in the hedgerows. There were five lesser whitethroats together in the … Continue reading Marston, etc. 13 aug.
The good lady was away for the day with my daughters in London on Saturday 8th August so I took the opportunity to sneak a couple of days away in my motorhome to somewhere different. A little ‘googling’ lead me … Continue reading Northants 8-10 Aug
Sun. 10th Aug. 2014 Derwent valley, Peak District. It was great to be part of this peaceful protest, highlighting the sad demise of our birds of prey in the English uplands. Torrential rain didn’t stop people turning out, 570 heads … Continue reading Hen Harrier Day.
I chose Freiston for my Monday outing, rather than Frampton for a change. There were still a good few whimbrels on the saltmarsh, with hirundines all over the place. Twenty odd yellow wags on the reservoir. Between Freiston shore and the Witham mouth I … Continue reading Black tern, clouded yellows, etc.
A couple of days ago I cleared a patch of vegetation from the pool on Hougham mill lane, Marston. One end is now viewable and it was encouraging to find the patch of mud that was visible crammed with waders … Continue reading Sunday.