Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Pectoral Sandpiper, Toft Reservoir 18/09/2012

With news of a Pectoral sandpiper showing well confirmed by Dean this morning. I drove off to Toft Newton Reservoir, I have never been before but it was quite easy to find thankfully. On arrival I could see Dean on the other side of the reservoir, Walking round to him it rained, Hard! So after drying off and a coffee (Thanks Dean) we headed bac to the Pec Sand. The bird showed fantastically! came within half a metre of me. The best bird I have photographed and it came with a Dunlin aswell ! An awesome day topped off by a sparrowhawk and the Fudge duck at Far Ings. Going back tomorrow for more!

Pectoral Sandpiper

Dunking Pec Sand


Pec Sand



Pec Sand

Pec Sand

Dean and the Pec and Dunlin

Pectoral Sandpiper

Before                                                   After

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Yorkshire for 2 days Little gull shots

I went to Yorkshire for two days in search of arctic warbler and a day at Spurn point. I dipped on the Arctic Warbler and there wasn't much around at all. So I went to Hornsea Mere to Photograph Little Gulls which went quite well before being thrown off site. Next day I spent at Spurn it was a good day. Great Skua (Lifer), Arctic Skua, Peregrine, Merlin, Hobby, Black Tern, Little Gull, Arctic Tern, Common Tern, Sandwich Tern, Med Gull, Siskin, Winchat, Stonechat, Red Throated Diver, Fulmar, Gannet, Gadwall and Avocet.

Little gulls

Adult Little Gull

Little Gull

Little Gull


The Edge of East Yorkshire

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Gib Point and Frampton Marsh.

A trip planned on what the weatherman said was sunny all day. He was wrong suprise suprise. Started early arriving at Gibraltor point at 8:00 am. I searched for the Pectoral Sandpiper, succesfully locating the bird whilst in the North hide. Also present 2 Spotted Redshank another lifer for myself. 5 Spoonbill, 22 Greenshank, 9 eider, Flocks of Common Scotter, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe among other stuff. Then onto Frampton for the Red-necked Phalarope another lifer for me present on the scrapes, My first views of the bird also saw another Pectoral sandpiper in the same view, with Wood Sandpiper in the scope aswell! Also around Pintail, Curlew Sandpiper, Wigeon, Avocet and Little Egret. I then went home Via Covenham Res just for Common Sandpiper to make it 5 Sandpipers in one day ! Also a Sandwich Tern my first at Covenham. Life list now at 218.

Green Sandpiper

Black and White Little Egret

Normal color Little Egret

B+W Little Egret

Little Egret

Sandwich Tern

Common Tern

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Latest outings, Ruby Tiger.

A few shots from the past week haven't had chance to upload had a virus on my laptop.

Ruby Tiger

Walking on water


Juv Mute Swan

Juv Mute Swan