Saturday 30 July 2016

Round up of another quiet week

Saturday 30th July 2016

Not a great deal to report. Visits to Draycote Water, Brandon Marsh, Caldecote walk x2, and bits of the Coventry canal haven't produced much at all.
Wheatear, Draycote Water
Had to resort to Dragonflies in the garden to tell the world I'm still here and managed to cock that up. So A few photos anyway.
Hobby, Draycote

A380, Draycote, also seen on Caldecote walk

Little ringed Plover, Draycote

Southern Hawker, Garden

Little Egrets Draycote Water

Long tailed Tit, Garden

Holly Blue, Garden

Friday 22 July 2016

Visits to Draycote Water and Brandon Marsh

20th July 2016

It finally came together at Draycote Water this week. I had my camera, a card in the camera and the bird/birds in view at the same time. Yippee. So eventually I can offer some illustration of visits to Brandon Marsh and Draycote.

Young Swallows, Brandon Marsh N R

Wheatear, Draycote Water

Common Terns, Draycote

Little Egret

Little Egret

Little Egret

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Week's round-up

Wednesday 13th July 2016

A few images from the week's wanderings. Bird of the week was probably a Hobby that flew low over the garden but the young Wheatear at Draycote was nice though unfortunately not captured on camera. Draycote Water was the most productive site with Yellow legged Gulls, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Little ringed Plover, adults and juveniles and Common Sandpipers in addition to the Wheatear. Brandon had Hobby and Green Sandpiper but Bentley, Kingbury WP and Alvecote pools were relatively quiet.

Whitethroat, Cliffe pool Kingsbury W P.

Garden Pigeon on nest, garden

Yellow legged Gull, Draycote Water

Common tern, Draycote Water

Common Sandpiper, Draycote Water

Little ringed Plover

Little ringed plover, Juvenile

Middleton Lakes RSPB

Wednesday 20th July 2016

A few images from a trip to Middleton Lakes RSPB yesterday.

The 3 Heron spp

Great White Egret

Little and Large

Sedge warbler

Great white Egret

Tuesday 5 July 2016

The Great Knot - Norfolk

Saturday 2nd July 2016

Can't remember the last time I visited Norfolk, some time ago to be sure. Anyway, not wanting to be the only 'birder' not to have seen the Great Knot, when the opportunity arose I went. John Holtham picked me up and we travelled east. Where would the Knot flock be today? We would have to wait and see. As we approached Kings Lynn we got the first pager message. It was on the Freshmarsh at Titchwell. There were a few people there when we arrived so parking was no problem.It was still on the freshmarsh where it remained for the duration of our stay.So no photo opportunities but good views non the less. Other birds of note during the day were Spoonbill, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier and Little gull.

The Titchwell hat

Part of the Knot flock - photo courtesy of John Holtham

The Great Knot !!