Saturday, 5 March 2011

What a poser!

Sparrowhawk - Sleddale
Slavonian Grebe - Scaling Dam
Treecreeper - Sleddale

Little Owl

Black-Headed Gull

Decided to go over the moors again today but this time stayed on North Yorks side. Had two buzzards circling over Little Kildale and later in the day three near Scaling Dam. We stopped at the cattle grid near the chevrons at Sleddale and had this stunning Sparrowhawk land right in front of the car on the gate. Unfortunately we had to sit really still and could only manage to get photos through the windscreen, it sat for a couple of mins. before flying on over the moor. Also in the wood here were at least three Treecreeper and a small flock of blue and coal tits. I think this treecreeper sat rigid whilst the Sparrowhawk was around! We went on over the moors to Scaling Dam where we had good views of the Slavonian Grebe but the light was not too good for any decent shots. Can't wait to go on the holiday I won to Heatherlea, Nethy Bridge in Scotland and hopefully see some on their home turf so to speak. Only 5 weeks till I go, don't know what Mick will do while I am away, am sure he will manage!!
At least the Little Owl have survived the winter and are all still at their usual haunts, we caught up with this one on the way back near Sexhow, Hutton Rudby.
11.10pm - just been out feeding ham to our local estate fox who proceeded to bury some of it in the neighbours border! Good job they did not see me.

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