After a lazy start to the day ( couldn’t be bothered to get up early for the high tide), I arrived at Freiston car park mid morning with the intention of winkling out a few migrants. Conditions weren’t really great but … Continue reading Freiston shore
River Witham, Wyndham park, Grantham. Regular readers will be aware of my fascination of oddly plumaged birds, so I was pleased with this one on my doorstep. I’ve been lucky enough to come across a few leucistic birds, but was … Continue reading Leucistic moorhen.
21st Aug 2015 Started off owling at Belton and before sunrise I’d had good views of tawny, barn and little! Best of all was a tawny, startled in the headlights, it flew to an ash and we eyeballed each other … Continue reading Around Grantham day tour.
Now that should be a pub name! Today a Langford was poor in the rain but this juvenile sparrowhawk came and posed for the camera. On Sunday evening at Marston a few bats were flying around. The big ones looked … Continue reading Sprawk, Bat and Newt.
Heard from Steve Godson who had heard from the ‘master’ Dave Roberts about the Wood Sandpiper at Marston STW and so on Saturday morning got up early and headed off there. I got there just after 7am on a gloriously sunny … Continue reading 1 weekend 2 Lifers!
14th Aug 2015 Following overnight mist and rain, I fancied an early morning look at the local patch hoping for a new wader or two. I could here green sands peeping as I approached the hide. There was an increase, with … Continue reading Marston delight.
Fancied somewhere completely different today so went for a bit of a drive round. First stop was at Baston gravel pits and my jaw dropped as the only wader I saw was a summer-plumaged knot!, the first one I’ve ever found … Continue reading Knot a bad day…
One or two good birds at Marston today. There were still lots of large gulls in the area, early morning. A single adult yellow-legged gull was amongst the lesser black-backeds. (At least two yesterday). I suspect there will be plenty … Continue reading Marston goodies.
One of the little egrets at Marston on Sunday evening showed yellow on the legs, mostly on the back of the legs, right up to the knees. I havn’t noticed this before so took a few record shots. After a … Continue reading Egret
Freiston shore 03/08/2015 The tide was quite a goodun, the saltmarsh and reclaim area was entirely covered. Lots of waders were pushed up. 6 curlew sandpipers were on the lagoon. A little stint was on the reservoir. Whimbrels perched on posts, … Continue reading High tide highlights