Sunday, 17 November 2013

Just a few Flight Shots

Love to get some of these flight shots but they never seem the same as seeing them for real. Flocks circling in their thousands fantastic but in a picture very lacking. Such a shame

Icelandic Gull

 From right out of the blue as we are walking up to the hide a call goes out saying Iceland Gull flying towards Humber  from hide.  Looking to our left we see a gull being harassed by another one.
 Unfortunately by this time it was quite a way off.
 Not to worry at least we saw it and got a record shot


Just a few other birds around at the momentStonechat


 Mute Swan

Barred Warbler

After being around for quite a while , until its tail feathers had re-grown ,the Barresd Warbler made an appearance whilst filling its belly with berries.


Certainly worth the wait I think.


Cool and windy day but very inquisitive pair of Stonechats up at the Wetlands kept us entertained for quite a while .

Saturday, 26 October 2013


 Around for a few days but very dull conditions for taking any pictures. Male and female here together
 This one looks a bit mottled. Juv or just wet I dont know .

Here on their favorite Alder trees in the Crown Car Park


Hanging around Cliff Farm
and being very photogenic  a nifty little bird


Great numbers have been coming in recent and nice to see again


 Small group of 4 at the North end of Beacon Lane. Quite flighty at times
 but just stood for a while and they put in a nice appearance for us.

Jack Snipe

Common and Jack Snipe together

Amazing how small they look in the hand


One of my all time favourites.  Never disappoint

Dusky Warbler

A first for us was this Dusky Warbler.