Wednesday, 19 September 2012

the with this afternoon

just a quick hour up here around mid afternoon

swallow 7 sw
skylark 4
meadow pipit 21
pied wagtail 2
carrion crow 1

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Bairds Sandpiper Seaton Snook

well i was fucked!!! got to bed at 04:30 after doing the midnight walk for Overgate Hospice  13 miles and we did it in 3 1/2 hours! which is not bad. so a quick hotdog and home to bed...............up at 9 and on the road at 10.
Teeside is only up the road and easier to get to than anywhere on the yorkshire coast...............ive seen a lot of good birds up here over the 30 years....................anyway gets to seaton snook just after 11:20 walked across some sand and saw the Bairds,because i was fucking knackered i cheekily put a group of birders on a dunlin!!! they were made up.
then the unspeakable happened!!!!!! someone walking their dog flushed them!!!! the horror!!!! its was like a scene from Apocalypse Now.............i saw no signs tell people this was a birders only beach?

Monday, 3 September 2012


went to try and have look for the little egret seen yesterday on lower walshaw but looking at the photos on the calderdale blog look like it was flushed off by the photographer!!!

walked all 3 of the walshaw res saw fuck all just 6 willow warblers and 2 tufted ducks!! god its crap
then bumped into mr hayes who ive not seen for years so had a walk over widdop / gorple no surprise fuck all 1 whinchat 3 stonechats 2 grey wagtails

Saturday, 1 September 2012

American Black Tern Pennington Flash

took a trip over the border for the yankee black tern nice bird shit photo