Wednesday, 23 December 2009

More birds in my garden

A few more images captured last wekend. Cheers Stephen

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Brambling in my garden, (Riddlesden) 19/12/09

Lots of activity on my feeders during this cold snap. Small flock of Goldfinches (6 or so) are regular visitors over the past few weeks. This Brambling appeared yesterday amongst a mixed flock of finches, appears to have moved on today. Seasons greetings to everyone. Stephen

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Divers in Torbay

Spotted these in Torbay 2 weeks ago.
Pacific,Black-throated or Great Northern?
(Pacific Diver had been seen in Cornwall)

Friday, 11 December 2009

Brambling Whitley Head, Steeton

20+ Brambling, in one flock were in the Beech trees when I arrived about 10am. They quickly dispersed as I approached and proved to be very flighty, not easy to get near enough to photograph, especially as they tended to stay high up in the trees. A handful were feeding on an Alder by the farmhouse where the road turns 90degrees, I managed a few shots before mist and cloud encroached from the east.

Cheers Stephen

Friday, 4 December 2009

Wetland site (members only) today

Thank goodness for a break in this abysmal weather. Followed up on Alans report re Black Necked Grebe, also on show a male Mandarin. Spent a while watching the feeders,lots of finches and tits, though nothing out of the ordinary.

Cheers Stephen

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Black-Necked Grebe Private Wetlands

Black-Necked Grebe Showing well at Private wetlands today. I hope Stephen can get some better shots if it stays around a few more days.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

More Snow Bunting Nab End this morning

Thanks to Alan for his help in locating this bird.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Snow Bunting

This Snow Bunting feeding at Nab End Silsden late this afternoon.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Monday, 19 October 2009

Vismig over Caldene Fields

Canada Geese moving over Caldene Fields on the 18/10

Pink-footed Geese moving S/E over Caldene Fields
on the Big Vismig day on the 18/10/09

Martyn Priestley

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Water Rail at Girlington Morrison's

This image was taken in the car park of the Girlington Morrison's by F Kirk on 15th October

Monday, 12 October 2009


This Kingfisher fishing just below Ireland bridge river Aire this afternoon.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Stonechats Timble

There was a single party of maybe 8-10 Stonechats enjoying the late summer sun and showing well at Timble on Thursday.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Crossbills at Timble today

Tame Black darter

Several of these Black darter North side of Timble Ings today, including this one and 2 mating pair. Also up to 42 Crossbills in area around Beasholme pond clearing.

Stainburn Moor

Butterflies and dragonflies observed Stainburn Moor car park and nearby pool yeterday and today. Black Darter, Common Hawkers, Southern Hawkers and butterflies.