Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Thursday 28 July 2016

25th July 2016

A txt from County Recorder Steve Haynes alerted me to the report of a Great White Egret at nearby Marsh Lane,so with a few spare hrs before my shift Donna & myself headed over & were soon watching this majestic bird from the reed bed pool just off the causeway!! Light was tricky so decided to try for a few different shots..............

Tuesday 19 July 2016

June 26th - 17th July 2016

The last few weekends have again been spent locally with not wanting to be to far from home due to Max the pet boxer being unwell & sadly having to be put to sleep after becoming completely overrun with tumours. R.I.P big lad we're gonna miss ya!!

Just a few of the highlights of the last few weeks mainly butterflies but the odd dragonfly & nice views of a Slow worm........


 Keeled Skimmer (Shropshire)
Large Heath (Shropshire)
Slow Worm (Shropshire)
Black Hairstreak (Northants)
Red-tipped Clearwing (Northants)
Silver-studded Blue (Shropshire)
Purple Emperor (Warks)
 White Admiral (Warks)
Purple Emperor (Northants)
Purple Hairstreak (Northants)

Purple Emperor (Northants)

Monday 18 July 2016

25th June 2016

Headed down to Norfolk finally with Tom Perrins & Jules Allen along with Donna for the Great Knot a species I'd dipped on nearly 20 yrs ago up North we arrived on site at Scolt head & had poor views but tickable at distance but it certainly laid a ghost to rest!! We then spent several hrs at nearby Titchwell with the usual goodies + the odd Little Gull,Sandwich & Little Tern & a very obliging Spotted Redshank before heading to Gore Point,Holme when news filtered thru that the Great Knot had flown in!! This time we had great scope views, well worth waiting around for also a Turtle Dove was a bonus.......

Thursday 14 July 2016

18th & 19th June 2016

Again stayed local with a Long-tailed Duck turning up in the week at Alvecote Pools,Warks we headed over on the Sat morning where the bird was distant on the far shore but a quick call to Archie Archer with his local knowledge soon had us on the right track where we had cracking views of a good Warks bird & a Lifer for Donna with a bonus flyover Osprey.......

Sunday morning was spent at Donna's local patch at Trittiford,Solihull  photographing Beautiful Demoiselle where we had at least 3 male & 1 female a good local record & great find by Donna.....