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





Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Squacco Heron

Bird of the year for us is this squacco heron found by Kath at Garrys Place. When we found it it was blowing an absolute gale and I could hardly hold the camera to get a picture of it through a gap in the gate .To confirm our suspicions , as we had never seen one before , we checked with Andy Gibson who nearly had a pulmonary convulsion .





Monday, 4 October 2010

Wheatear




Song Thrush Juvenile


Siskin


Obliging little fellows that were very unconcerned about us.




Shorelark


These two hung around for about four days .Unfortunately the light was very poor

Ring Ousel


Albino Pheasant


First one we have seen . It was down Peter Lane

Kingfisher


Kingfisher in hand after being ringed at Kew . Superb Bird




Jack Snipe