Sunday, 26 June 2011

Crane at Nosterfield

Poppies in the cornfield.

Crane at Nosterfield
Corn Bunting at Carlton Minniott
Yellow Wagtail at Thirsk
Yellowhammer at Nosterfield

Well after seeing the Crane at Nosterfield yesterday whilst Mick was at work we decided to go back and see it again as Mick had never seen one before. It was a beautiful day and the views of the Crane and Corn Bunting were excellent although the Crane a little distant for better photos.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Black-Necked Grebes

Black-Necked Grebes
Had a visit to Nosterfield whilst out and about on Saturday afternoon. Located two Black-Necked Grebes which were nice to see again. We watched them for some time as it was very quiet there and they seemed quite settled and happy on the water. Also saw 2 Avocet, Common Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

A Sunny Evening at last.

Spotted Flycatcher

Lapwing Chick

Common Redstart

I am obviously talking about last nigh - Tuesday as tonight we were walking around Teesside Park in the pouring rain. We went out armed with our picnic to Snilesworth up on the moors to see what was around and to see if the Spotted Flycatchers had arrived and we were pleased to find they had. It was a beautiful evening, sunny, still and warm. The Redstarts were along the roadside on the fences, there were young nuthatches and a treecreeper and we saw our first Jay in this location as well. There were yound Robins and either Marsh or Willow Tits (have to admit we are not sure which), curlews and Red Legged Partridge but we could not locate the Pied Flycatchers which we presume must have fledged and possibly moved on.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper



A very wet Red Legged PartridgeCinnabar Moth


Common Terns


A Pectoral Sandpiper was present along Greatham Creek today. 3 Spoonbill were viewed from Saltholme hide but rather distant although did fly in a little closer at one point. Before leaving Saltholme we looked in at Phil Stead hide to find 2 Greenshank.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Buntings and Grebes

Corn Bunting

Black Necked Grebe

Had a trip to Nosterfield today to see the two Black Necked Grebes which are present there and giving good views. Stopped off at Thirsk on the way to see the very obliging Corn Buntings.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Holiday on Mull


Mergansers - Taking OffRock Pipit

Common Sandpiper

Golden Plover

Salen Bay

Old Boats in Salen Bay

Sedge Warbler

View from the back of our tent

The shielings

Black Guillemot

Willow Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Some sort of vole we think

Calgary BayCuckooJust posting a few photos from our recent holiday on Mull. Had a lovely relaxing week staying in a shieling at the campsite at Craignure, would thoroughly recommend a holiday there, it is so quiet and clean and tidy. The weather was mixed and the birdwatching fairly quiet and we just missed the Sabines Gulls and Red Necked Phalarope.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

White Throated Robin

After failing miserably yesterday evening in failing to see the White Throated Robin, as we were not prepared to climb the ladder to peer over the wall, we managed to view it this evening even though the conditions at the time were far from good. Access into the garden had been arranged and although we only had 15 mins before Sylvia had to be back at school to a meeting we managed to see it. The rain poured down but the bird still performed for all who watched. It was much more civilised than the previous evening, which in its own right was quite entertaining to watch - the people rather than the bird.