Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Beauty and the Beast


...at St. Ives feeders

Monday, 12 December 2011

Winter Warmers




Some of the nine Snow Buntings on Soil hill this morning, in typical Arctic conditions.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Incredible...India Part 2

More from South Goa.

Incredible...India Part 1










A selection of photos from South Goa.

Ready Steady Go!





Launch sequence of a Booted Eagle Spain

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Images from Spain




These Raptors are winter visitors to S E Spain

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Images from Spain




Bluethroats are a winter visitor to SE Spain

Images from Spain

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Images of the Dipper @ Shipley


These images are of the Dipper suspected to be of the Black-bellied race C.c.cinclus.
The bottom image shows pale tips and fringes on the wing coverts and tertials aging this bird as a first winter. All three images show a brown band below the white chest, though not chestnut, the presence of this band would probably prevent the bird being accepted by a rarities committee. Having viewed several images on the internet of Black-bellied Dippers they show the black belly meeting the white chest. Looking at literature the underparts of a Black-bellied Dipper are uniform dark which the above Dipper clearly doesn't show. Also both British races and the central european race can have a dark brown band below the white chest making the above bird difficult to racially identify.
Thanks to Stephen Lilley for the images.

M Doveston

"The" Dipper @ Shipley - A Tremethick

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This footage was taken on Friday 28th October of the Dipper suspected by some to be of the Black-bellied race C.c.cinclus

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Late Wheatear at Whetstone

A very confiding Northern Wheatear was at Whetstone Gate early this morning (22nd October), also a Red Kite.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

More Kite Flying






The Kites were being very acrobatic- one was playing with a heather branch in the air.

Flying a Kite

4 Red Kites at Whetstone Gate Saturday afternoon
Birdfact!- Kites are called Kites because they fly together in a Kite formation...it's true, a bloke in a pub told me.

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Thursday, 13 October 2011

new residents



One of about 200 redwings settling around Staveley Rd. Nabwood.
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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Pectoral Sandpiper Pugneys

A cracking watch & shoot for hour or so.
Get over to Pugneys Country Park for this Beauty!

It seemed to like hanging round us human Photographers.
Coming so close I had to shoot a Portrait!
I had it within 18" of my feet at one point.
Fingers crossed for one in our area!