Monday, 24 December 2012

Martin Mere 23-12-12

Male & Female Pintail & Whooper Swans Martin Mere 23-12-12 Canon 7D 100-400

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Waxwing in an Eldwick garden,  taken on the 12th December

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Waxies still around

Popped up to Beck lane this afternoon - Just before dusk there was 60+ Waxwings all over the place, coming down to the apples in groups of 20 or so.

Early morning would be best for viewing them as the sun would not be directly behind them, but if you fancy an arty silhouette shot, then just before dusk is best.

By the looks of it "them apples" should keep the Waxies happy for another week.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Reminder of Spring

Just a reminder of Spring. A Cuckoo taking flight at Storiths 23-05-12 100-400 7D  


Friday 11.30 am. 40 plus Waxwings still on apple trees in Beck Lane Bingley, also Blackbirds and Mistle Thrush

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Birds seen today.

Just a few of the birds seen today.There were 50 waxwings at Beck lane.

Sunday, 9 December 2012


This is the largest of three fish I saw caught by this Kingfisher this morning on the reserve.

Robin & Redsquirrels

Some of the sightings at Penrith centre parcs which we visited with our grandchildren last week.

Yeadon Tarn

These birds were seen on the organised B.O.G. walk

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Long Tailed Tits & Bullfinch

These birds seen on the reserve today.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Wintersett wakefield.

These birds were seen yesterday American Wigeon Scaup & Egyptian geese.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Waxwing year ?

Thanks to Fred for giving the location of the Waxwings in Keighley today. I called up to Keighley Golf Club this afternoon, about the same number of birds that Fred saw were in evidence, feeding on Mountain Ash berries.

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Some of the 54 birds seen this morning at Keighley golf course.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Interesting Gulls at Scarborough last Saturday.

Silent killer.

As I was sitting in the conservatory this silent killer landed on the drystone wall outside the window then hopped into the bush where I hang our feeders, Flushed the unfortunate green finch caught it  then settled on wall with its prey. Luckily for me I had camera at hand & managed these shots before it made off.


These birds were seen this morning in poor weather & thickish cover.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Redthroated Diver,Common Scoter Shagh & Perergrine seen on 4-11-12 at Bridlington.

Medditeranian Gulls

Med Gulls clamouring to be fed Bridlington