Having read Dave’s recent post on the pale Stainby Buzzard when we met up last week and also after contemplating our conversation that I should post a bit more. I thought I would put my pics taken on this day … Continue reading Pale Buzzard, Dave R & a Stonechat
Thurs 12th Nov. Stainby tip. This cracking very pale common buzzard has been here a few weeks and will probably spend the winter here. It hunts the fields opposite the tip gates on the Buckminster rd. Now my scope is … Continue reading Getting the BUZZ
Chesterfield, crooked spire. Mon. 9th Nov. 2015. This location gave a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘out in the field’. The field in this case being the busy town centre streets, the many twitchers dodging shoppers and causing great … Continue reading Crag Martin twitch.
Patchwork challenge set a friendly mini-contest for patchworkers to take part in this weekend. The idea being to see as many species as you can in one day. Well, I had to have a go didn’t I? How many species … Continue reading Marston patchday
November 8th. The Pallid Harrier was still present. Also around were a Short-eared Owl, 120 Pink-footed Goose, 10 Fieldfare, a Blackcap and 2 Stonechat. A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 4 new birds: 3 Goldcrest and a Wren; … Continue reading Gib Nov highlights
This is almost certainly your bird Dave , don’t you think ? Photographed in Essex 2009 Trev Continue reading Your bird Dave ?
It was great to catch up with this beauty again at Denton res. I have seen and photographed this bird (sure it’s the same one), since 2012. Search archives Nov2012 and Dec2014 to see previous pics. It is a leucistic black-headed … Continue reading Stunna !
Another search for the Azorean gull was in order this afternoon so Kilvington was the destination once again. The misty, murky conditions weren’t the best. I bumped into Edmund Staunton who birds here most days. We scanned west lake but … Continue reading Azorean gull.
October 29th. Moderately strong southerly wind. A Pallid Harrier was seen flying south over East Dunes and then from the Wash Viewpoint. Also around were 2 Hen Harrier, a Marsh Harrier, 3 Merlin, a Peregrine, a Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk and … Continue reading Gib Pallid and Rough Leg