Easterlies, Rain and the right time of year. Well it passed me by, here in Sunny South Shields. (North Northumberland hit the jackpot though.)
An unexpected 'patch tick'. Click and zoom in to see what is accompanying the Cormorant.
Having a bad few days with ID cock-ups. This I think is another careless mistake. I think the big orange feet are the giveaway. I hadn't realised the wing pattern was so similar.
Ruddy Shelduck v Egyptian Goose
I love flycatchers!
This one did its best to stay in the cover, grrr!
Same photo cropped. When it did finally show it was against the light. See below.
Looking across from the top of the quarry, this has to be a good bet for a repeat of the Bee-eater flock from years back. Young Starlings were doing their best to get me excited as they attempted some fly-catching.