Sunday, 31 October 2010

Waxwings Crossflatts today am

60 or so Waxwings still at Crossflatts this morning. Initially actively feeding high up in a Sycamore tree at the entrance to Castlefield Lane, presumably feeding on insects. Later were seen feeding intermittently on Rowan Tree berries on Evergreen Walk. Light wasn't good for photography but here are my best attempts. Stephen

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Decided to try Fly Flats to see the twite mentioned earlier by Stephen Lilley. Only saw small flock of 4 birds, all ringed. These were quite approachable though.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Twite Fly Flats

I noted the recent sighting of Twite at Fly Flatts by our colleagues over the border so decided to take a break from domestic duties and see if they were still there. Sure enough a similar sized flock ( 20 or so) were present. They were however very "flighty" didn't settle , obviously nervous of my presence, as I tried to manoeuvre my position to get a good shot. Did manage a couple of distant shots however.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Sparrow Hawk at Sheriff Lane

Here`s the other one !

Sparrow Hawk at Sheriff Lane

Couple of pictures of our local resident

Monday, 4 October 2010

Birds seen at Spurn last week

Shorelark Red Breasted Flycatcher Ring Ouzel

Fair burn Ings

Two different Willow Tit, one with white markings on head and body, also Tree Sparrow, all at Fairburn Ings.