Sunday, 31 July 2011

Paul's pics

As promised Paul Frost's pics from yesterday at Port Meadow, Otmoor and Red Kite at Chris's Cafe, West Wycombe. Pics are as follows; Juvenile Cuckoo, Ruddy Darter, Ruddy Darter, Turtle Dove, Turtle Dove in flight, Brown Argus, Common Blue, mating Ruddy Darters, Little Egret, Hobby, Kestrel and Red Kite.

Ivinghoe Beacon

A couple of hours at Ivinghoe Beacon this morning; Buzzard, Red Kite, Kestrel, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer, Skylark, Blackcap, Linnet, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Long Tailed Tit and Coal Tit.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

A trip to Oxfordshire

A trip to Oxfordshire with Paul F.
Port Meadow; Oystercatcher, Lapwing, House Martin, Linnet, Yellow Wagtail, Sparrowhawk and a juvenile Cuckoo.
RSPB Otmoor; Red Kite, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Hobby, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Little Egret, Teal, Goldfinch, Bullfinch and 2 Turtle Dove possibly 3.
Chris's Cafe, West Wycombe, Bucks; 8 Red Kite.
My Turtle Dove pics below, Paul F's to follow. As always click on pics to enlarge.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Tyttenhanger Tues 26th July 2011

Tuesday 26th July at Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits nr London Colney; Herring Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Common Gull, Lapwing, Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Sedge Warbler, Linnet, Greenfinch, Skylark, Red Legged Partridge and Goldfinch. Also a Muntjac. Common, Lesser Black Backed and Herring Gull record shots below.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Woodoaks Farm and Deadmans Hill

This morning at Woodoaks Farm nr Maple Cross; 6 Buzzard, 6 Red Kite, 3 Kestrel, 2 Little Owl, Green Woodpecker and Yellowhammer.

This afternoon at Deadmans Hill nr Sandon; 4 Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, Kestrel, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting, Grey Partridge and 2 Quail singing.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Acres Down

Another visit to Acres Down in the New Forest with Paul F; Buzzard, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin, Tree Pipit, Chiffchaff, Stonechat, Nuthatch, Treecreeper and Redstart. Poor quality Stonechat pic below plus 2 slightly better Tree Pipit pics.

Paul Frost's Pics below. Stock Dove, Wren, Coal Tit, Stonechat, Chiffchaff, Tree Pipit x2. The butterflies are Silver Washed Fritillary and Silver Studded Blue.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Juv Shag at Wilstone Reservoir

At Wilstone Reservoir this evening; Juv Shag, Common Tern, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret and Little Grebe. Very poorly quality record shot of sleeping Shag.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Poplar Hawk Moth

I discovered the moth pictured below in the Watford Sorting Office.

Monday, 18 July 2011

I'm just wild about Saffron

An evening visit to Little Marlow gravel pits with Paul F; Egyptian Goose, Common Tern, Kingfisher, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull and a 3rd summer Yellow-legged Gull. My Yellow-legged Gull record shots below.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Budgie at Woodoaks Farm

Woodoaks Farm this afternoon; 3 Green Woodpecker (2 adult, 1 juv), 2 Little Owl (1 adult, 1 juv), 3 Kestrel (2 adult, 1 juv), Buzzard, Red Kite, Herring Gull, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Yellowhammer, Swift, Swallow, House Martin, Goldcrest, Whitethroat and an escaped Budgerigar.

Friday, 15 July 2011


Thurs 14th July 2011 at Wilstone Reservoir; 9 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Common Tern, Lapwing, Buzzard, Red Kite, Kestrel, Blackcap.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Common Rosefinch

Paul Frost's Common Rosefinch pics taken on 13th July 2011 at Fowlmere Road, Melbourn, Cambs. Click on pics to enlarge. Please do not use without permission.

Common Rosefinch in Cambs

Weds 13th July. A visit to Daventry Country park was in all in vain as the reported Greater Yellow Legs was in fact a Greenshank.
Later I met up with Paul F and we went to Fowlmere Road, Cambs, where we were able to connect with a first summer male Common Rosefinch. Next stop was Deadmans Hill near Baldock; 6 Corn Bunting, 2 Red Legged Partridge, Yellowhammer and Buzzard. Also noted 10+ adult and juvenile Hare's.
See later post for pics.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Tern Turtle

A days birding in Kent with Brendan G, Dave J and Paul F.
Lydd Golf Course; Turtle Dove on telephone wires near entrance to golf course.
Beach at Dungeness near fishing boats; Sandwich Tern, Turnstone, Gannet, Great Black Backed Gull and Glaucous Gull.
Dungeness Power Station "the patch"; Common Tern, Gannet and Mediterranean Gull.
Near power station; Linnet.
Dungeness RSPB ARC Pit; Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Black Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Marsh Harrier and Garganey.
Dungeness RSPB; Marsh Harrier, Greenshank, Great White Egret, Little Egret and Common Tern.
Finally we spent about an hour and a half at Elmley Marshes hoping to see the recently reported Long Eared Owls, no sign of the LEO's but we did see; 2 Barn Owl, Green Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, Black Tailed Godwit, Marsh Harrier, Little Egret, Avocet and Little Grebe.
My record shots below, Glaucous Gull, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and Great White Egret. Paul's pics after my Great White Egret record shot. Click on pics to enlarge.

Paul Frost's Pics below, please do not use without his permision. Glaucous Gull, Glaucous Gull, Greenshank, Linnet, Linnet, Great White Egret, Barn Owl, Marsh Harrier, Turtle Dove nr Lydd Golf Course, Great Black Backed Gull and Glaucous Gull.