Tuesday, 27 November 2012
There are loads of "pretty" bird species about but i do have a soft spot for Rooks. There mugs are full of character to my (tiny) mind and all very different. When i call by Killy Lakes i always walk up to the roundabout before the shopping centre to see if there are any knocking about. This fella was captured at Gretna while JOHN and i waited for a murmuration.
Saturday, 24 November 2012
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Monday, 12 November 2012
Yesterday a 14km. walk from Druridge to Hauxley was very pleasant if not overly exciting on the bird front. Merlin and Kestrel were notable birds of prey while heading north along with a Short-eared Owl on the return leg. There was very little wind which gave rise to possibly hearing, if not seeing any Bearded Tits at East Chevington but drew a blank as i passed through as did the other nine birders i encountered in that vicinity. I also drew a blank hoping for a possible November dragonfly at the educational dipping pond and nearby southern corner of Druridge Country Park despite some nice warmth in the sun and there being reasonable numbers of insects on the wing. (There were sightings in the south yesterday on BDS)
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
It was busy, busy, busy at the polis station the other day. The pair of Rowan trees were not just the target of the Waxwings many Blackbirds, Robins and Tits came and went and looked just as stunning in the early morning autumn sun.
|The berries were going fast.|
|Classic Robin pose.|
|Obvious star of the show, however...........|
|...this female Blackbird came a very close second.|