Monday, 22 August 2016

Search for returning birds

Monday 22nd August 2016

Interesting morning. Started at Focus Optics where Tim very kindly sorted out by bins after the Leica people at the Birdfair had somehow 'disabled' them while giving them a much needed clean. Moved on to Shustoke Res. but saw nothing noteworthy. So after picking up a Gales Pasty from a farm shop on route, as you do, ended up at Mill pool, Alvecote. Counted 9 Common terns and a Common Snipe before picking up the Great White Egret in its favoured location. A Common Sandpiper was on the Railway pool and an elusive Common Redstart was found in the teal pool hedge.

Great White Egret, Mill pool, Alvecote

Common Sandpiper

Sunday, 21 August 2016

In search of returning Migrants

20th August 2016

A few images from the past week's birding,despite the distractions of the Olympics, Birdfair and so on.

Spotted Redshank, Middleton Lakes RSPB

Spotted Redshank with Wood Sandpipers

Spotted Sandpiper

Marsh Harrier, one of two seen at Middleton Lakes

Marsh Harrier

I'm led to believe that the dot in the middle is a a Lesser Yellowlegs, Blythe bay, Blithfield Res.

Other waders seen at Blithfield included Curlew Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Ruff and Wood Sandpiper. Also a Hobby at Canwell, Sutton Coldfield on the return journey.

In search of returning Migrants

20th August 2016

A few images from the past week's birding,despite the distractions of the Olympics, Birdfair and so on.

Spotted Redshank, Middleton Lakes RSPB

Spotted Redshank with Wood Sandpipers

Spotted Sandpiper

Marsh Harrier, one of two seen at Middleton Lakes

Marsh Harrier

I'm lead to believe that the dot in the middle is a a Lesser Yellowlegs, Blythe bay, Blithfield Res.

Other waders seen at Blithfield included Curlew Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Ruff and Wood Sandpiper. Also a Hobby at Canwell, Sutton Coldfield on the return journey.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Whinchats at Alvecote pools

17 th August 2016

A few distant images of the Whinchats at Alvecote today.

Whinchat, Alvecote

Whinchat

Whinchat

Whinchat


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Local stuff

Tuesday 16th August 2016

Not a great deal to report.Two Peregrines and two Ravens on the Caldecote walk yesterday (no sign of any returning Migrants yet) and a Hobby at Middleton Lakes RSPB this morning. Visits to Mancetter hills and Alvecote pools have also seen little movement.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Alvecote Pools

Tuesday 9th August 2016

A images few from Mill pool Alvecote today

Great white Egret

Hobby

Dunlin

Great white Egret