Friday, 27 February 2009

Dreary couple of days

Scruffy 1st.winter male King Eider between Breil and N.Landing which I couldn't get to so have to make do with a distant adult male common Eider in lousy light at S.Landing along with a Pied Wagtail. It's bloody tough at this time of year..........roll on Spring.


Wednesday, 25 February 2009

SPRING - just around the corner ??????????

Are singing skylarks and crocus beds really a sign of spring, or is it just my over-active imagination ? (mike)

Flamborough & Bridlington, late Feb 2009

Reed Bunting and Flamborough lighthouse

Fulmar, Flamborough

male Bullfinch in song, South Landing

Messrs Montana and domesticus, Selwicks Bay

Turnstone, Brid harbour

Kittiwake and Dunlins, Brid harbour


Clissold Park wildfowl (Feb 2009)


In one end.....

..... even angels have to crap.


Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Pink Sunshine (20th Feb 2009)

One of the most characterful, endearing and aesthetically beautiful species on the planet, a gregarious party of seven fed, dozed, called, preened and generally showed off for a good half hour in sunshine; we were even lucky enough to see courtship berry-exchanging and singing within a couple of metres of us.

The undoubted highlight of a good day's birding in Bedfordfordshire with Mark T (although Jack Snipe were great value, at nearby Stratton, in no small part thanks to canine assistance from Norman and Higby).


more moths

pale brindled beauty


chestnut (left) and dark chestnut (right)

hebrew character

early moth

dotted border

Despite running the moth trap for a full week now (all through the relatively mild weather), every night has been blank on the cape. However, have posted a few images, courtesy of the Rudston Moth Man.


Monday, 23 February 2009

ollie & aristotle

little owl

shag (honest)


a couple of shots of shag fishing in brid harbour plus little owl at lighthouse rd. piggery.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

It's been a long wait


Pale Brindled Beauty

March Moth

At long last we have the first moth images of the year - courtesy of Tony Ezard at Rudston. Sorry about the quality, only they were taken outdoors in failing light and thick drizzle. (mike).

Tuesday, 17 February 2009


bathtime for blackheads, but not the med. (mike)

flight shots

3 interesting images showing how birds come to a stop. (mike)

Narragansett area

Adult red-tailed Hawk

A family group of Harbor seals find Rhode Island coast real estate over crowded and over priced.

A sub-adult male Hen Harrier, possibly the same one from the other day that was photographed about three miles away.

A female Belted Kingfisher who put on a fantastic display in sadly failing light.


(Not taken in Hackney or Flamborough)

(Neil took em)

(In the U.S.)