Friday, 17 December 2010

Nuthatch

We went looking for Redpoll but finished up with 104 Canada Geese and this little cracker


Saturday, 4 December 2010

Waxwing at Waring Green

Superb birds .Never get tired of looking at them. The trouble was that two Mistle and one Song Thrush didnt want them around and kept flushing them

Bullfinch with Papillomavirus

We had been up at Lane Head taking some pictures of Waxwing when we spotted this Bullfinch. Unfortunately we noticed its lower leg and feet.We have been informed that it is a disease named  Papillomavirus . Itdidnt seem to spoil its appetite for the Rowan Berries



Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Pallas's Warbler


This little fellow was on at Sammies Point.Unfortunately he was being "pursued " by about 20 birders who kept flushing him from bush to bush. If they had just stood still they  would have had better views of him.

Just a little mixture from the past month

Common Redpoll  Barred Warbler , Brambling Roe Deer  Golden Plover Grey Heron Kestrel and Mealy Redpoll 






Waxwing on Warley Road

There was a flock of 20 circling around but unfortunately there were also two boys playing around the trees .Not the best combination


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Goldcrest


Quite a highlight was the large numbers that decended over a small period of time. One of our all time favourites




The Mob


This little lot came down to the Crown and Anchor car park to see a Little Bunting in the hand . For the curious thats me on the right

Rose coloured starling


Quite a drab bird in some ways but nice to see anyway






Waxwing


This little beauty wouldnt let go of its berry.It had been through the full ringing process yet it still held on to the food

RoughLeggedBuzzard


What is usually a very rare bird at Spurn and one day we had four. Since then we have had quite a few more in singles . Cracking bird

SparrowHawk


Friday, 8 October 2010

Peregrine Falcon

After having a battle with two crows and getting drenched by the tide this is one lucky bird . After drying with a hair drier and nibbling on some bacon rashers it was released to fight again . I dont know whether the blood on its beak is from the crow or from Pauls finger