Yikees this year went fast! Managed a day down South in Dorset (Swanage) on the last day of the new year.
Durlston Country Park- 31/12/09
160) Black Redstart
160! The finally tally :) Not bad or good for my first year keeping a list and my GCSE year.
Another trip to Frampton Marsh, tide was out again but great birds nonetheless.
155)Great White Egret (:D)
Also a group of Fieldfares present with a large flock of buntings and finches (mainly Goldfinches, Reed Bunting and Twite).
Went out to Frampton Marsh this morning, early start (ergh!) but we had a great time and some great birds.
153)Brent Geese (coming in off of the North Sea)
154)Twite (a group of about 70 birds also fresh in off the North Sea)
Tide was out but we could see...
Got an excellent new camera and went out to take some photos, big flocks of Greenfinch and Goldfinch, then went for a bigger challenge- Swallows. Then the swallows I was photographing flew off the wires and a Hobby apeard out of nowhere, failed to catch one but it was breathtaking. Enough to...
Wind picked up at lunch time today blowing the swallows around alot, then i was lucky enough to spot...
Looked to be flying in the general direction of Rutland Water which is a 40 min drive away, otherwise i havent a clue why it was flying over open...
Back from Spain! Didnt do to much birding but had a look around,
Bollulos del Condado-10/08/09
136) Orphean Warbler
137) Booted Eagle
Somewhere on the way to Sanlucar-17/08/09
139)Spanish Imperial Eagle
Went to Rutland Water in search for the Ospreys, didnt have long though and failed :( they wernt at there favourite haunt I wasnt the only one left disapointed.
Rutland Water 8/08/09
Off to Spain tomorrow and will go to Donana at some point!
Its been a while, but exams are now over and summer holidays have started for me. Going to Spain in August which will be fun, hopefully visit Donana wrong time of year but should be good for raptors.
Matlock area, Peak District-27/06/09
Elsea Woods, Bourne-08/07/09
Had a great day out at Bempton Cliffs and Blacktoft Sands today. Up at 3:30am (groan groan) but was all worth it! Cliffs alive with kittiwakes, fulmars, gannets, guillemots and razorbills. Also saw the odd Puffin in amongst the madness!
Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire-24/05/09
Took the dog for a walk in the woods today; plenty of warblers, Whitethroats, Willow warblers, chiffchaffs and Blackcaps very vocal and...
119) Grasshopper Warbler
Gave itself away with its distinctive chirpping!
Exam season has begun! Birding is grinding to a steady halt, and revision has totally tacken its place. How will I live till the 15th June (End of Exams B (:)!! Only a few common migrants to add to the list...
Bardsey, Leeds 02/05/09
116) House Martin
Tesco Express, Bourne 05/05/09
Instead of going to Elsea Woods for my after school birdwatch this week I decided to take an hour cycle ride down to Baston Fen NR. Baston is known for having its good days- and its bad, but luckily today was pretty good:t:
I started off with hearing a cuckoo on arrival, and then when walking...
Got to my Dads house today to find the fields had been turned and they were buzzing with life! Finches and Buntings covered the ground along with Corvids, Pheasants and Red Legged Partridges!
Around 100 Linnet was a good suprise seeming as I havent seen one out of the front window in 5 years...
100) Swallow (finally there...for denfinite now!!!)
Went out for an afternoon birding courtesy of Josh Jones (thanks again!)! This is what we saw...
Grummits scrape(Baston Pits)-09/04/09
101) Red Crested Pochard
102) Green Sandpiper
Baston Pits, New...