Well my own answer to the title of this blog is another question, what is real birding? I do get the feeling sometimes that some in the ‘birdwatching’ fraternity think it is not! Personally I have never pretended to be … Continue reading Is Garden Birding Real Birding?
Nice ‘n sunny. Denton Res. The great crested grebes are involved in classic courtship display, though they remained a bit distant for good photos. However, the cormorants were a lot easier. This fieldfare was also catching some rays, at Marston. Lofty pheasant. … Continue reading 25/02/2016
Well, I can’t decide whether it was a good day or a bad day yesterday. My target birds were Lapland bunting and shorelark, but both were dipped. What am I on about, of course it was a good day. They … Continue reading Rimac.
At last ! Got my scope back from repair. Curlew today at Witham mouth, digiscoped. Kowa 883/Panasonic TZ60. Not photoshopped. Continue reading Curlew
I saw that this Tuesday was going to be a good day and so with a little opening in my workload to match this day I booked a day’s holiday and also booked a morning in the relatively new photography … Continue reading Day off! – Birding around Bourne
Very cold today, at least it wasn’t blowing an absolute gale. We spent all morning sea-watching. A north-easterly wind produced a few bits and bobs before, during and after high tide, though most stuff was pretty far off. Common scoter, … Continue reading Gib 15th Feb. 2016
Thurs 11th Feb. Cut End, Witham Mouth. A barn owl hunted along a ditch on the approach to cut end car park. The slavonian grebe, present since the start of the year continues to enjoy the fishing and feeding along … Continue reading The wash
Mon 8th Feb. Another day, another gale. Checked out waterbodies around the Lincoln area this morning (with Ben Ward). Before we got out of his estate, (housing estate, that is – he’s not the Lord of North Hykham), we saw … Continue reading Black and white.
Revisited a place near Brandon where in the past I have had good views of Little Owl, this all down to my friend Steve G (not Gerrard!) who told me about the bird sometime back. With the weather being pretty … Continue reading Little Owl
Had the chance to go see a lifer for me – that being the 2 Slavonian Grebes currently wowing the crowds at Cleethorpes Country Park. Missed out on the Red Necked Grebe – would have been a lifer too. Had to … Continue reading Cleethorpian Grebes