Friday, 27 July 2012

5 Days in Yorkshire

I spent the last 5 days in Yorkshire with my Scope and my camera. I had a great 5 days. I saw 4 new birds and plenty of birds I havent seen for years. Goshawk, Ring ouzel, Yellow-legged gull and Tree Pipit were my new birds. I had plenty of picture to go through keeping 250 out of 1000 and these are the best of the 250. Hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed taking them :)
Green Woodpecker

Ilkley Moor

Common Lizard

Grass Snake


Red Grouse

Juv Great Black Backed Gull





Thursday, 19 July 2012

Moths inc Elephant Hawk

As this so called summer is in full swing more and more moths are coming out. Giving me the opportunity to get the trap out. some beautifull moths found around work aswell. Enjoy. More to come next week when I'm back from a week in Yorkshire.
Grey Dagger

Elephant Hawk Moth

Lilac Beauty


Friday, 13 July 2012

White-rumped Sandpiper and Turtle Dove

Returning from A week in Rhodes, I came back to the news of A White-rumped Sandpiper at Frampton Marsh. I decided to make the trip with the appeal of A Black-necked Grebe a year tick but my first in summer plumage. Also Green Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper of note. Popped into Gib Point. I have never been before and it's a very nice reserve although not to much around 3 Greenshank and 2 Ruff coming out of summer plumage was the best. I also went to Theddlethorpe dunes to look for Turtle Dove, I was directed by another birder and thankfully I did get onto one after hearign them call. Then onto Covenham where I got 3 Common Sandpiper which made it a 4 Sandpiper day. 2 lifers, 3 year ticks, 130 miles well worth it.

Avocet nest at Gib Point

In this picture you can see the pair are trying to bilt up the nest with small rocks and shells, The adult on the right has flicked a small rock towards the nest.

Meadow Pipit

Turtle Dove

I saw a dead seagull at Covenham Res and angles myself so the poppies were in the foreground, I have fallen for this image. Sligh maipulation of colours to make the image "colder"

Macro Work

I have finnaly built my first moth trap and tried it out twice with little success although I have had some nice moths in the mornings.

Ruby-tailed Wasp

Heart and Club

Silver Y

Beautifull Golden Y