The returning pair of oystercatchers arrived back at Marston around 17th Feb this year. It was ages before they settled down to breed, finally deciding to make a shallow scrape right slap bang in the middle of a large turf … Continue reading Very determined oystercatchers.
I decided to have a walk around Woodland Waters for a couple of hours this morning, not been here for a while. I was hoping to see if Marsh Tit could be seen and maybe photographed, sadly this was not the … Continue reading Woodland Waters – Goose Fest!
Bardney down to Oakham, 14th to 19th June 2015 A quick look at the sugar beet factory to check for peregrines and I was on my way. The pegs weren’t at home but I was to see one at the … Continue reading Walking the Viking Way – 2nd Half.
Steve Godson and I last Sunday (June 14th) went to Padley Gorge for the day after I was told it was a great place to visit and possibly see Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Wood Warbler, Whinchat, Tree Pipit and … Continue reading Padley Gorge Derbyshire
A friend and I have just returned from a week on Shetland in a campervan. We visited Yell, Hermaness and Loch Cliff on Unst, Fetlar and the Mires of Funzie, Sumbergh Head, Eshaness and The Burras. From a birding point … Continue reading Shetland trip
Viking way long distance footpath. Humber bridge to Rutland water. June 2015. Barton down to Bardney. Glorious weather, breathtaking views, quiet villages, quaint churches, great hiking, lovely river valleys, hills, heath, fen, farmland, not many humans, lots of ‘friendly’ cows. … Continue reading Walking the Viking way
I have been informed that we didn’t go far enough through the meadows at Muston the other day to find the field with the 10,000+ green-winged orchids. I must get back for another look before they all go over. I had … Continue reading Man Orchids
This week was my last working in the North East in Joe S territory which is around the Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees area only Monday and Tuesday this week. Monday after work when ‘rain stopped play’ at about 4pm I … Continue reading Last couple of days working up north!
Well I didn’t expect to see whoopers as we head into summer, but that’s what were at Kilvington Lakes this afternoon, with 22 mutes. The two immatures were obviously siblings with almost identical bill patterns and stage of plumage. A drake red-crested … Continue reading Kilvington lakes