Sunday, 28 March 2010

guillemots and razorbills

not taken at the 'with' but bempton
a few hours this afternoon but it was far too windy for any decent photos :0(




love the yellow

Thursday, 25 March 2010

wheatears at the 'with'

2 wheatears this evening,very little else of note

Sunday, 21 March 2010

around southowram

took a 3 hour walk around siddal and southowram this morning,
a chiffchaff in walterclough valley was the best of the day,as it was only calling i think it may have over wintered? it put on a great show feeding in the sunlit bushes.
nuthatch and treecreeper were seen along sunny bank lane.
coal pit lane had 1 skylark singing also 5 flying around the fields more than likely disputing territory.
also 1 meadow pipit and 6 common gulls.

coal pit lane

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

the great 'with' extravaganza

well still very quiet up here still! another week and it should be better

on the res 1 male mallard and 3 canada geese
2 carrion crows flew over the moor and the pump house trees held a cracking male blackbird which is the first up here since the 27th november 2007!!!! roll on april

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

the 'with' crates

a nice hour up here this evening..........yes the evening visits have started!! hurrah

lots of work going on,yorkshire water seem to be doing some work on the dam which hopefully will end up with being drained? already some shoreline

only 3 species seen this evening

canada goose 16 + 'noisy bob' the white greylag thing
carrion crow 4
skylark 1

Sunday, 14 March 2010

long tailed tit stoney royd cem

had a look around stoney royd cem this morning
no sign of the lesser spotted woodpecker,but did see

green woodpecker 2
great spotted woodpecker 1
treecreeper 1
jay 3
goldfinch 7
long tailed tit 4

i will never tire of seeing these beautiful little balls of fluff!

Friday, 12 March 2010

this isnt any gull this is an ASDA gull

this is what happens when you throw away plastic bags!
so please dont

Thursday, 11 March 2010

moore nr great black backed gulls

well its still not staying light enough for visiting the 'with' after work,so at the moment i going to moore near warrington after work to have a look at the gulls on birchwood pool.
nothing much of interest so far but its a nice way to spend an hour before having a easy drive home on the M56,M6,M62,M60,M62

Sunday, 7 March 2010

back to the 'with' eventually!!!!!

upto gorple this morning

16 curlews
12 lapwings
2 oystercatchers
5 redpoll
1 reed bunting
34 red grouse

at midday i went to pugneys as its only 30m mins down the motorway

bumped in to mick c had spent a few minutes chatting.and finally saw the the drake smew,red breasted mergansers and red necked grebe on the calder wetlands.
walked over to pugneys just to save 50p for parking!!! left 10 minutes later as some bloke bored the tits off me going on about fuck all..............white lenses tend to attract oddballs
at 2 i thought fuck it im off to the 'with'

35 minutes later im at 1200 feet and walking over 2ft of snow!!! in places

not a bad first visit for the year

2 mallard on the very frozen res
1 skylark
6 carrion crows
1 male stonechat

now the days are getting longer and im back working in runcorn i hope to make up for all the days lost last year

the 'with'