Monday, 28 June 2010

Kingfisher last week




Hearing that a Kingfisher had been sighted at the local members reserve , I decided to get up early (very early) and get down there. I wish I could say that these shots were of that bird ,alas it did not show. Not to be defeated I went to Fairburn the following day, where I had noted a bird was showing well and got these pictures. Stephen

Saturday, 26 June 2010

More Farne Island shots








As there are not a lot of bird photos being posted at the moment, here are a few more from my day at the Farne Islands t'other week. Stephen

Friday, 25 June 2010

Hare


Having an early morning stroll at Thornton

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Dragonflies - Stainburn Moor pools











Here are more dragonflies photographed yesterday. Male and female Broad-bodied Chasers, Common Goldenring and Four-spotted Chaser (shame about the damage/staining on the rear right wing).

Monday, 21 June 2010

Arctic Terns





Took a day out to visit the Farne Islands last week, never been before, fantastic spectacle and a really enjoyable day . For those who know the islands these images should bring back pleasant memories, for those who dont maybe it will whet the appetite. Stephen

Sunday, 20 June 2010

More Whinchats



Expect every body is a bit tired of Whinchats, for me they are a challenge. They will not allow a close approach and are constantly on the move. Here are a couple of rather better shots of the male. Stephen

Friday, 18 June 2010

Little Ringed Plover


Wheatear family




I have been a bit frustrated with my attempts to photograph Wheatears close up during migration , so I decided to travel a little further afield to try and get some breeding birds. These photographs were taken near Skyerholme on Wednesday.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Whetstone Winchats











Same pair that Alan saw, but he wouldn`t lend me his tripod

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Pair of Whinchat

Pair of Whinchat on Ilkley moor

video

Linnet


Recent Linnet in lovely breeding plumage

Dragonflies
















All seen on Timble Ings today. The Southern Hawker is newly immerged and the Goldenring was observed in a cleared area away from running water. Four-spot chasers were abundant around the pools.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Young Redpoll ??


This bird appeared at my feeder this evening. Here is a not too good photo through my lounge window. Any body able to confirm its identity. I thought possible young Redpoll. Cheers Stephen

Monday, 14 June 2010

Juvenile Wheatear



Fledged young at Hebden nr Grassington 10th June

Grasshopper Warbler


Roy Clark took these pics last week in the Aire valley of a breeding pair.

Sunday, 13 June 2010




Chats at Whets
tone Gate this lunchtime.

Recent Whitethroat