Thursday, 28 February 2013

Puffin on Sea at Filey

This unusual site of a Puffin just going into it's Summer Plumage seen on 17th Feb 2013
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 Taken at Saltholme RSBP on Sat 23/2/2013
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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Touring B-H-Gull

This bird was at the reserve today, The same one having been seen previously at Redcar tarn by I Hargreaves.

There was a Kestrel that flew up over the roof, shortly before my wife took this, honest.

Come-on  CITY

Friday, 22 February 2013

Golden Plovers.

Approximatley 100 birds in field near cattle grid at the end of glen road.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Birds Today

These birds were showing well.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Reed Bunting & Bullfinch

Reed Bunting seen a few days ago, Bullfinch today.

Tree Creeper

Whilst standing in the woods observing the birds this one landed only feet away so snapping it was a must.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Slavonian grebe

My shot of the slavonian grebe taken on 6-2-13 at knotfield nook.


Some of the 50+ Bramblings seen near Redcar tarn last saturday.

Birds on the reserve

These birds seen last week on the reserve.


When arriving home from stockbridge on 7 feb I noticed these birds in a willow tree & they were flying down to feast on berries in a neighbours garden. Rosemeadows fell lane,Probably some of the same birds Ian had seen .

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Redcar Tarn Ringed Gulls

I have photographed a couple of colour ringed BHGs at Redcar Tarn this winter; the first one, E5YR, was photographed on 8th December and had been reported earlier by Keith Moir on 31st October and 1st November. The bird had been rung at a nest in the Netherlands on 28th May 2012 and more information about the ringing scheme can be found by following this link:

The second bird, R46R, was photographed on 3rd February and had been reported on 29th January by Jon Middleton. This bird had been rung on 5th June 2012 at Oye Plage, a French coastal reserve between Calais and Dunkirk.

I have also noted a colour ringed 1st winter Common Gull at the tarn this winter but unfortunately not managed to get the ring number nor a photograph. If anyone has any more details I'd be grateful if you could pass them on.

Bolton Abbey

The shelter at Bolton Abbey must be one the easiest places in the area to get close up pictures of feeding birds (and a Bank Vole).


Keighley Waxwings

Finally got round to sorting some pictures out. These Waxwings were a distraction whilst working from home at Westburn Avenue Keighley on 5th February. I initially estimated about 70 birds but checking the photos suggested there was likely to have been at least 120. They appeared a couple of times mid-morning but only stayed briefly.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Waxwings in Riddlesden

Images taken this morning outside the Co-op opposite Grange Road.