Mon 25th April 2016 I’ll try and keep this to a bird, rather than a weather report, but I can’t believe how these wintry conditions are going on, and on, and on. Still like January, we were togged up like … Continue reading Flippin’ Freezin’ at Framps…
My Nissan camper van is parked on my drive very close to some shrubbery. It has reflective privacy glass on the rear 4 side windows and a pair of Goldcrest regularly display against their own reflections. As they can’t see … Continue reading Goldcrests
Marston Sunday 17th April. Yellow wagtail count now up to 50+ birds and the first ‘flava’ type so far. Not a straightforward blue-headed, but a ‘channel’ wagtail, an intergrade. Very smart bird indeed. There were about 25 white wagtails. Pristine is … Continue reading Subs and intergrades…
April 16th. On Croft Marsh were 15 Pink-footed Goose, 25 Teal and a Spotted Redshank. Around were 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, a Short-eared Owl, a Hen Harrier and 3 Brambling. A Firecrest was seen in the Plantation by … Continue reading Back to Gib !
15th April 2016 Wet wet wet. I was reluctant to get out of the car so started off at the bottom car park, where I did a bit of scanning. Thought I was dreaming when a fine drake garganey filled my … Continue reading Frampton in the rain
Back in March, Good Friday the 25th at 10.50am to be exact I was in the garden trying to get e few close up photos of 3 pairs of Siskin that were busy feeding when a lone Lesser Redpoll dropped in … Continue reading Rung Lesser Redpoll
Driving home on the A52 from Nottingham at around 3.35pm today and getting near the Allington / Stenwith turnings a ‘large shape’ on my left on top of the hedgerow caught my eye, I took a second glance before I … Continue reading You don’t see that every day!
Another nice day on the cards so off I went arriving at Marston for 8am, I was greeted by the normal Chaffinch, Great and Blue Tits walking down to the hide. 4 Greylags were in the turf field on the … Continue reading Out and About
Today with the weather being decent I went off for a walk along the River Witham in my home town, this river runs through 2 local parks, Queen Elizabeth II & Wyndham. I am about a 6 minute walk from my … Continue reading Warbler Count – a walk in the park
8th April 2016 I returned to the sheep field area quite early this morning after heavy overnight rain, to check through the wagtails again. As I walked down the track a flying large thrush caught my eye, landing on the … Continue reading Ring ouzels