Saturday, 28 November 2009


Wednesday, 25 November 2009

An image from a happy trip (Israel)

p.s. Mark, if these become 3 grey herons, fire & brimstone will descend on Hackney !!!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Latest from the Cape

Winter Moth

Water Pipit

a couple of images of the long staying (over a week) water pipit plus a winter moth. mike.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Monday, 16 November 2009


Gannets (the one that bit Marks arse is on the left).

A trio of Y.B's. (the one that bit Mike's arse is in the middle).

Pied Wheatear
Bluethroats (a really distant memory).

A long winter is just beginning so here's a few of warm memories from the 80's that are close to all our hearts. mike

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Prodigal #1 returns

James Michael you are not alone, and jolly well done for feeding and mucking out our little corner of the 'tinterweb in our inexplicable absence. Rest assured such duties are now once again a shared experience.

A few random highlights from recent escapades in pursuit of an autumn that just wouldn't play nicely.

Common Buzzard over Hackney, late Oct

Tawny Pipit, Wryneck, Peregrine, Red-breasted Flycatcher - St. Agnes, Sep / Oct

Ring Ouzel, Chiffchaff, Rosy Starling, Steppe Grey Shrike, Yellow-browed Warbler - St. Agnes ('cept the Shrike, which was on St. Mary's - stupid bird)

Treecreeper and Jack Snipe, the Cape of No Hope (Oct 2009)

P.S some very lovely recent photos Mick, particularly the Yellow-brow and SEO; they almost make up for the extreme abject dullness of the moths (hur hur hur)

much much more of all the above thrills n' spills over at Northern Rustic...

A message to anyone.

Short-eared Owl - North Marsh.

I wish to inform anyone perusing this blog that Neil & Mark have evidently been abducted by aliens, so you will have to make do with images from Flamborough. Mike.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Hello !!


Monday, 2 November 2009

Migrant Moths

a trio of Dark Swordgrass.