Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

26th & 27th September 2014

Last cpl of days of my holiday were spent at Draycote Water with quite a showy Greenshank........








23rd & 24th September 2014

Spent a cpl of days locally again at Shustoke Reservoir photographing the 1 remaining Ruff & a confiding juv Ringed Plover..........








Tuesday, 23 September 2014

21st September 2014

With news breaking of a juv Masked Shrike breaking on Sat morning a few txts/calls were made but nobody was interested in going straight away so  a few more txts made making arrangements for the Sunday were made, after a nervous drive up with Leics birders John Hague & Dave Gray & Warks banking birder Archie news filtered thru that it was still present!! A cracking day with plenty of laughs & a good supporting cast of birds with 2 Red-breasted Flycatchers,Redstarts,Wheatears,Spotted & Pied Flys & a showy Barred Warbler..........








19th -20th September 2014

Had a few hours around Shustoke on the Fri afternoon & Sat morning! The 4 Ruff still present, Garganey,Common Sandpiper & new in juv Ringed Plover & a fly thru Greenshank........







Wednesday, 17 September 2014

13th-14th September 2014

Decided to stay local over the weekend & headed over to Shustoke reservoir a quick walk round produced 3 Ruff all juv males with a juv female joining them on the Sunday!! Iv'e always loved waders & given time & patience can become very confiding which proved so with 1 of the juv males on the Sat & then the female on the Sun..........










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Friday, 5 September 2014

3rd September 2014

Popped over to Draycote Water,Warks for the Juv Shags that had been present for a cpl of days only 1 left by the time I got on site but it showed very well........





1st September 2014

With a few days off work the chance to head back to Norfolk for a second go at the confiding Red-backed Shrike at Winterton Dunes proved to be the right choice with the bird performing  very well with just the 4 of us there......





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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

24th August 2014

With not much nationally still I decided to head to Norfolk for the Red-backed Shrike which had showed well over the last cpl of days judging by the photos on the web!! Arrived on site just before 8 & had to wait 20mins for the carpark to open! after a further hike of about 1/2hr  I was soon watching a stunning ad male bird but stayed distant!! After about an hour the bird started becoming more active & eventually gave suberb views...........