Marston was bathed in sunshine this morning and was chilly, it felt slightly more like it should do at this time of year. Nothing mega noted, with one last roll of the dice I suppose one more good bird for … Continue reading New year’s eve.
December 27th. Around were a Water Pipit, a Stonechat, 390 Pink-footed Goose, 360 Grey Plover and 1500 Oystercatcher. Offshore were 400 Eider, 15 Red-breasted Merganser, 60 Red-throated Diver and 12 Common Scoter. Heading south were 7 Siskin. December 26th. Birds around included … Continue reading Last few days at Gib
December 23rd. Around, including birds trapped, were a Water Pipit, a Kingfisher, 600 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Woodcock, 23 Corn Bunting, 3 Redwing and 7 Fieldfare. South went 25 Siskin, 8 Stock Dove, 35 Eider and 13 Red-throated Diver. A morning ringing … Continue reading Late Dec highlights from Gib
Visited Stainby today to see if owt was about. The tip has now wound down, very little waste now being brought in. As a consequence hardly any gulls around, or kites, just a couple seen. I then drove over to … Continue reading 17 Dec 2015
December 14th. Birds around, including those trapped, were 2 Redwing, 2 Woodcock and 120 Pink-footed Goose. A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue, provided 3 new birds: a Redwing, a Song Thrush and a Blackbird; and 2 retraps: a Dunnock … Continue reading Mid December highlights from Gib
… Greenland whitefronts at Marston. The three seem to have moved on, I havn’t seen them since Tues. (8th.) This morning there were only a few of the greylag flock. It would be worthwhile checking a wider area in case … Continue reading Gone but not forgotten…
Today was my last single days’ holiday for 2015 and so what can I do with myself? Well after about 30 seconds deliberation I made a makeshift hide up in my garden ‘summer house’ to see if my pics of … Continue reading Last days’ holiday booked – what to do?
December 6th. Strong south-westerly wind, slowly decreasing. Birds around included a Woodcock, a Brambling and 20 Blackbird. December 5th. Strong south-westerly wind. Offshore were a Slavonian Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Red-throated Diver, 15 Red-breasted Merganser and a Guillemot. … Continue reading Gib December highlights
With the approach of winter in earnest my garden feeders holding sunflower hearts, niger seed & a general seed mix are getting more and more visitors. Goldfinches have numbered around 60 this week, the most I can recall, 20 of these … Continue reading Garden getting busier!