Friday, 25 March 2011

What a difference a day makes

Waxwing, one of seven at Ladywalk N.R.

Lesser spotted Woodpecker, Ladywalk

Lesser spotted Woodpecker

Pintail, Ladywalk N.R.



Wheatear, Merevale near Atherstone

Some images of a great days birding in North Warwickshire.
Another beautiful day, and the migrant watch finally paid off with a male Wheatear at Merevale. Checking the area yesterday produced a Peregrine circling high with the usual Common Buzzards. Back to Thursday and the other migrant watchpoints were quiet. It wasnt until reaching Ladywalk Nature reserve that things really livened up again with 7 Waxwings in trees near the Car Park putting on a show of fly catching skills which would have done a Spotted Flycatcher proud. I met up with Steve Cawthray and Julian Allan to tour the reserve where we found all three Woodpeckers, Curlew, Dunlin, Common Snipe, Little Egret, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Pintail, Goosander, and Cetti's warbler. A very enjoyable day's birding.


  1. Stunning collection Bob,superb Waxwing.

  2. Nice series! I saw a lot of waxwing pictures lately!