Saturday, 27 August 2011

Day out in Devon


nts over the high tide at Dwalish warren included 1500 Oystercatcher, 220 Ringed Plover, 100+ Dunlin, 70 Sanderling, 48 Sandwich and a Common Tern, 25 Knot, 10 Little Egret, six Whimbrel, four Turnstone and three Mediterranean Gull. Two Coal Tit were still present with a Garden Warbler, double figures of Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Whitethroat, five Wheatear and overhead three Yellow Wagtail. Elsewhere an Arctic Skua was in the estuary this afternoon, 25 Common Scoter were offshore and two juvenile Peregrine were around the site. a flock of 300+ Shag was amazing..............

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


A quick walk round fly flatts today produced,1 Peregrine,2 Buzzards,3 Kestrel,1 1st winter male Wheatear,1 Reed Bunting,2 LBBGulls ,5 Mipits and about 70+ Swallows s/w.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Evening suprise

10 Gooseander west was a nice suprise tonight with large numbers of Swallows
starting to gather in the evening and Great Spotted Woodpeckers are starting to be seen on a regular basis.

Monday, 8 August 2011

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More young sparrows out of the nest today with 1 young fledgling on the drive.There needs to be because now we have am adult male and female and a juv male and female all coming along for there tea.The adults prefer Collard Doves the juvs sparrows.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Weekly round up

66 House Sparrows on the lawn on sat morning broke all records for this species.A couple of Nuthatches in my dads garden at Lightcliffe was nice.Swifts still showing well in the evening at Northowram.Golfinch,Linnets,Mistle Thrush, Common Gulls ,Kestrels and Sparrowhawks the only other birds of note.