Birding Photography

Birding Photography

Monday, 25 April 2011

Yesterday Bird Club Trip.

 Paxton Pits Cambridgeshire.
   Red Kite on the A14 near Junction 13.Nightingale,Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Cuckoo for the year list. also Cettis Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiff Chaff and Whitethroat. Drake Red-crested Pochard
Sand Martin, House Martin and Swallow and Common Terns other birds of note.

Diddington Pits
   Wood Sandpiper, Grey Partridge and Hobby for the Year List, other than Oystercatcher and Common Terns not much else here and all birds except for those mentioned were distant.

Summerleys Northamptonshire
   Sedge Warbler and Gargany for the year list, Kestrels using a nest box, Green Woodpecker, another Woodsandpiper, Greenshank, Redshank, Ruff, Little Ringed Plover, Reed Bunting, more Cettis and Whitethroats along with Willow and Reed Warblers.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

   Wyre Forest Shropshire on another Bird Club outing. Mixed sunshine and cloud but warm. loads of Dog Walkers as Usual and Bike riders. A few Birder's around.
   BIRDS were Jay, Carrion Crow, Raven, Buzzard, Dipper, Redstart, Blue, Great, Coal and Willow Tit, Nuthahtch, Wood Warbler, Chiff Chaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Tree Pipit and A Hawfinch.
   BUTTERFLIES were Peacock, Speckled Wood, Small tortoiseshell, Brimstone and Orange Tip.
And A Good Day was Had by all.

Friday, 8 April 2011

   Whitacre Heath.
    A walk around the reserve found Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker, Muntjac and Grass Snake, Chiff Chaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap.
   Feeders had Goldfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Dunnock, Redpoll and Pheasant and at the Pool Hide had Gadwall, Little Grebe, Coot, Moorhen and Mute Swan and at least 1 Singing Reed Warbler.
   Also Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Brimstone Butterflies

Saturday, 2 April 2011

   Yesterday a trip to Brandon Marsh for the Spotted Crake got me distant and brief views of the bird. A few year ticks as well in Sand Martin, Swallow and Little Ringed plover. Also Cettis and Chiff Chaff and Golden Plover. A Peregrine and 3 Buzzards.

   Today at Whitiacre Heath had Blue and Great Tit, Dunnock, Chiff Chaff, Reed Bunting, Pheasant, Kingfisher, Redpoll, Green Woodpecker and A Male Sparrowhawk.