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
Tuesday 23 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..........
Wednesday 17 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..........
More Photos Here
More Photos Here