Monday, 29 June 2009

juv wheatear the 'with'

well a great visit! wheatears have bred near by with one youngster seen,still little ringed plovers which have chicks.the curlews have gone quiet but 2 were seen. on the downside reed bunting and wren are non exsitant this year.


added a new butterfly to the 'with' small heath

Sunday, 28 June 2009

sorry all

over the last few weeks i have not been too well and in a moment of madness i deleted the whole thing,so sorry,forgive me.

went to lincolnshire today,lots of good stuff to see but not many photos either due to the heat or nothing showed very well.
started at far ings,i think its the 3rd time ive been here,a nice little reserve though better to drive the long way round rather than pay the toll over the humber bridge.
loads of year ticks here,lesser whitethroat,turtle dove were the best along with avocet,and that was it apart from seeing the 'hottest female birder in the world'(TM) she had bins round her neck but the lucky bastard had none.also a old woman in her 70's with her hand down her pants having a good scratch! which left me slighty bewildered.

'hottest female birder in the world'(TM)

a big bridge

then went to crowle waste for a mooch around,quite overcast here,but left happy with hobby and marsh harrier,not literally.after an hour it got quite shit so i left and went to fairburn,i refused to pay for parking! quick photo of a brown hawker and left

brown hawker
fairburn ings

Sunday, 14 June 2009

potteric carr dragons

emperor dragonfly

four spotted chaser

Friday, 12 June 2009

suicide man

well a interesting walk this evening.
very few birds about,only things of interest were the 4 common sandpiper's buzzing around the res.
i very rarley see anyone up here on a weekday,so this guy looks depressed and even sounded depressed as i said hello,it was only after i realised he had a piece of paper and a pen in his hand,he was not in the mood for chatting.he may have been a poet/writer,but i have a gut instinct,

i managed to see 'basement lamb' all sheep are thick only evil ones will stand there and look at you as if you have made some mistake in life and give you the 'eye'.

the piper of sand showed very well

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

all quiet at the 'with'

having missed all the migration period i suppose i have to expect it to be a quiet for the next month and half!but then what you dont know cant hurt you.
hopefully the weather will improve later on this week.

common sandpiper

meadow pipit

very much the same as yesterday but with the addition of...............

greylag 1
skylark 3

Monday, 8 June 2009

the 'with' the return

well after 2 months without a car,today having bought a new car i was finally able to get up't 'with'. the weather was shit,light was shit,it was all shit.
well ok it wasn't.
the new camera was great,the car was great

3 curlews put on a great display coming really close

canon 50d + 100-400


dunlin 1
common sandpiper 2
pied wagtail 1
meadow pipit 4
carrion crow 3
mallard 1 male
canada goose 6

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

yet more dragonflies!!!!

a nice day off work
so off to elland gp this afternoon,spent 4 hours watching 2 male and 4 female broad bodied chaser's zooming around the small pool on the old tip.
all photos taken with the canon 350d and 100-400mm

broad bodied chaser

broad bodied chaser in flight in 'cop'

large red damselfly
with food

blue tailed damselfly

with the 40d dead due to a broken shutter! im now looking for another camera body to what to get? (the 40d will be repaired soon) i feel like getting a canon 1d mk2 because the price of a used one is cheaper than a 50d.descions descions