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
27th july2015 Teamed up with Ben ‘the whimbrel’ Ward in the hope to see over 100 species in the day. Not the greatest time of year for a big list but that wasn’t going to stop us trying. We kicked … Continue reading Ton-Up
Wader numbers are beginning to build up nicely in the wash. I went in the hope of finding a few of the scarcer ones of which there were one or two. I finished with twenty species of wader. At Freiston … Continue reading Freiston and Frampton.
I spend a week every summer with some old friends in a farmhouse at Glenelg on the Sound of Sleat in Wester Ross. All the usual suspects were seen plus for the first time for four years I got some … Continue reading Sound of Sleat week
Got home from working in Derby this afternoon but still had a few telephone calls to make on a project I am currently on. I got sorted out with all relevant paperwork phone numbers etc. and moved to my ‘office’. … Continue reading Working @ home & then
Witham mouth 6th July 2015. A high tide meant that a few waders rested on the rocks close to the cut end hide. Close inspection showed that one of the dunlins had a BTO ring. I managed to read seven of the … Continue reading Up close with dunlins.
RSPB FRAMPTON. This beautiful (no other word for it!) specimen decided to hang on for it’s second day here and showed very well at times. Wow, I mean Wow, no I mean WOW! Took these digi-scoped pics, but there were some … Continue reading White-winged black tern.
I went back to Padley Gorge again a couple of weeks back to see if I could meet up with the Whinchats there that I missed on my previous visit. I parked up got alongside the Ice-Cream Van (no lolly … Continue reading Wishing for Whinchat – Padley Gorge Derbyshire