Thursday, 29 March 2012

Short Eared Owl

Just as dinner was calling I came out of the hide to find this Shorteared Owl over the Borrow Pits. Perfect timing eh ?

New Hide

Managed to take this picture showing part of the newly developed area at the top of Beacon Ponds showing the new hide. Ten minutes later the mist came in and you couldnt see a thing.The ponds are starting to fill so look forward to possible waders taking advantage of them


We had been looking for about three days for the Merlin and spotted him half way up Beacon Lane.Apparantly this is one of his favourite posts for looking for dinner

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Just walking by Kew and heard a loud irritated call . Trapped in the Mist Net and just time to take a picture. Cheers Paul

Looking for Mates

Just a few pictures from last week of birds singing and looking for parners including Dunnock , Linnet , Meadow Pipit , Reed Bunting , Wheatear and finally Yellow Hammers that appear to have paired up


This is our first Redstart of the yearand were fortunateto have have seen it first in the field and then to have had it in the hand due to a few meally worms and acunning Barry Spence

Friday, 16 March 2012

Short Eared Owl

We had three Short Eared Owl flying over the Triangle yesterday but have had none at all today. Great to watch as they hunt the area .

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Red Kite

Just a bit of poetic licence with this Red Kite as the original was not the best of quality . I think it looks quite  good


Once again lucky to see this Creeper close to the footpath on the way down to the small bridge. Heard Greatspotted woodpecker drumming very close at the same time but it didnt show itself


Went up to The Giants Tooth today and was lucky to just catch this male before it flew off towards the Plantation. Its a shame you cant get very close to them as they are very flighty birds


Male and female Goldeneye on the reservoir today but tending to keep their distance.