Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Little Grebe

Seen today fishing successfully.

Thursday, 25 October 2012


Record shots of two Kingfishers on the reserve yesterday,they spent all morning chasing & threataning one another ,Never attempting to feed.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Mandarin & crow.

These birds seen today at Yeadon Tarn.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Wren & Rail.

Rail glimpsed on monday better on thursday great today infront of hide.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Friday, 12 October 2012

East coast

Some more birds seen begining of this week.


This bird was seen 10-10-12 near filey. It has not been seen here in october for 30 years so I was told.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Calling all raptor experts. This picture was taken last month in a rural area just outside Rhodes town. My reference books suggest it is a Long-legged Buzzard by the fact that common buzzards may only over winter at this southern location. Can anyone offer confirmation, or otherwise. Could it be Steppe Buzzard (vulpinus). I can add that there appeared to be a family party of up to 5 birds regularly observed practically every day between 12th to 26th September.
Await replies with interest.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Black cap.

Male Black cap seen on the reserve today enjoing the sunshine.

Thursday, 4 October 2012


Up above Wilsden (Allerton Rd. area) this morning- have I seen my first merlin? It was hunting meadow pipits, not very well.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Wheatear & Chiff Chaff.

Two birds  seen  yesterday.

A few images from a day at Filey last Friday.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Siskins & Redpolls.

These birds were first seen on 21-9-12 & are now seen regularly.