Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Thursday, 19 February 2015

7th -14th February 2015

Won't bore you with all the details but had a week in the highlands based in Aviemore doing local specialities Crested Tit & Ptarmigan & 1 day further afield in Aberdeen for the "mega" Harlequin Duck!! Photos below...............

Harlequin Duck


Glaucous Gull

Ptarmigan



Red Grouse
Crested Tit



More Photos Here

Monday, 19 January 2015

18th January 2015

Not feeling brilliant & a cancelled trip to Norfolk we stayed local & birded around Edison Rd outflow upto 9 Common Chiffchaff & 2 Siberian Chiffchaff with a further Sibe at Ladywalk (Not classic Tristis but what I would call Fulvescens? Western Sibes) Calls spot on but Grey/White birds with lime Tail & Wing panels........... Photos of the 2 birds on the outflow






11th January 2015

Headed down to Dungeness,Kent with Donna for the showy Cattle Egrets & to pick up some quality birds around the local area for the year & more importantly new birds for Donna!! 1st stop was around Staines due to a motorway closure we took in a small diversion picking up about 30+ Ring Necked Parakeets flying out from their roost,we finally arrived at Dungeness about 10am & were soon having fantastic views of the Cattle Egret & a nice flyover female Merlin on the reserve we picked up Smew,Kingfisher,Great White Egret,Peregrine & Bittern making Donna's day as Bittern was the 1 bird she really wanted to see............. Cattle Egrets were the birds I wanted for a Photo tick so some below..................






Sunday, 4 January 2015

2nd January 2015

1st twitch of the year had Donna & myself heading up north to Pugneys CP, Wakefield, Yorks for the long staying Blyth's Pipit after what seemed like an age in freezing cold winds the bird obligingly gave good if a little obscured views but can't complain as I don't seem to get many lifers these days........







28th December 2014

Decided to head back to Ryder's Mere, Clayhanger, W.Mids in nice light for the Great Northern Diver where the bird put on quite a show........







Monday, 22 December 2014

18th December & 21st December 2014

Been a little quiet on the blogging front just lately but I have been out & about but getting back to basics & just birding more rather than out just with the camera,so the last few months have been spent travelling locally & afar watching commoner species with the girlfriend (Who's only really recently got more into birding ) On the 18th I picked Donna up & travelled the short distance to Ryder's Mere,Pelsall for the juv Great Northern Diver where I knew Donna would get fantastic views




Then on the 21st we headed over to Draycote Water,Warks for the female Common Scoter which was showing well!! Both birds Donna had seen recently but you can't beat close up views.......




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..........