Saturday, 13 July 2019

They don't sit on top of bushes giving cracking scope views!


Pied Wagtail


Roe Deer


Reed Warbler


Lagria hirta
(male)


Oh Yes They Do!


Glad to see it has regrown its tail.


Fabulous to watch as this bird sang frequently from the top of the hawthorn.




This Shrew was next to my car. Very difficult to  get a sharp photo, in the shade, because they are so active. Always an easy skull to ID in owl pellets because they have red enamel on their teeth.


The patch never lets me down.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

What a Hobby?


Three terns caught and consumed on different days but what was the Predator?



Timothy Grass


Common Blue


Moustached Reedling raiding spider nest.


 

Fabulous birding at the burn mouth. 700+ Common Scoter, All the common Auks, GCG, R-t D and Gannets.


Spoonie


 

Terrible Photos, couldn't get camera to lighten the Spotted Redshank (too much reflected light)



It found this spiny fish hard to swallow.




Tuesday, 2 July 2019

'Lucky Man'


Ringlet


Spotted Redshank


Bladder Campion


Grayling


Grey Heron

Well today made me muse on a few words. Which birds did I see?

Singing
Pinging
Soaring
Scolding
Swimming (not a bird)
Probing
Screaming
Reeling
Scavenging
Food-passing
Diving
Drumming
Sifting



Common Blue


Meadow Brown




Comb, what is a comb?


Well answers:

Cetti's Warbler
Bearded Tits
Buzzard
Common Terns
Otter
Black-tailed Godwits
Swifts
Grasshopper Warbler
Carrion Crow
Marsh Harrier
Great Crested Grebe
Snipe
Spoonbill


It is so boring at this time of year. Nothing to see, hear, smell or enjoy.

All within 5 miles of my house. 
'Lucky Man'