Thursday, 27 June 2013

Raggalds Mud and leeshaw

Raggalls Mud ,,,,8 lapwing today along with 2 adult and 2 juv Pied wags , 2 Blackbird , 2 Linnets and 1 Skylark.
   Leeshaw..7 Oyks ,.Redshank, Lapwing(few Juvs) , Curlew (1 Juv ) ,Snipe ,LRP ,Golden Plover , first BHGull juv , Common sandpiper , Cormorants and plenty LBBGulls..........

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Round and About today

 Sparrowhawk on garage roof
 Wall Brown Thornton greyhound track??
 Little owl at  Home

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Copper Underwing Larvae

Found this little beauty today near Thorne Moor , not seen one before....This stage is rarely recorded in Yorkshire
.Thanks Jim for the photo..

Common Blue and Pied wagtail

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Bradford Quail

Flushed a Quail this morning first thing, A UK lifer for me.. all though I have seen many abroad...At first I was thinking what the hell is that funny game bird throat...? and  almost chequered back with plain wings,,,Quail ..get in... a beauty...of course it could be an escape but seems bang on time,........,pity it didn't call.........................

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Brown Argus

Brown Argus at Thorne Moors, tricks one with white spots but Brown Argus species 43 for Britain..gonna try and make 50 this being my 50th year..

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Palmate Newt

Superb adult male palmate newt at CB this morning.
Palmate showing the 3 diagnostic features,1 no spots on throat,2 webbed back feet,3  long point at end of tail.......

Friday, 7 June 2013

Raggalds flood

Early morning visit today produced Curlew, Oystercatcher , Redshank , 3/4 Lapwing , 2 pied Wags , 2 blackbird ,2 Woodpigeon , 6 Swallow and 2 Starling...

Thursday, 6 June 2013


Well its my favourite British bird and today I watched the male feeding a young male and female at the nest site,less than 2 miles from my house,,same place as 4 years ago..the 2 young were hunger calling continuously. A fantastic summers day..

Tuesday, 4 June 2013


Found this today in south Yorkshire,5 feet from a busy dog walkers path and 100 yards from a housing estate.........

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Sunny Sunday

A steady trickle of LBBGulls north all day, along with a resident flock of 12 Swifts,2 House martin and 6 swallows .54 Woodpigeon foraged in the field and a flock of 8 Linnets sat on the fence, this  was great to see as they have been thin on the ground this year,,The best of the day  was a Garden Warbler singing from a hawthorn in the corner of the field, this may be my first Northowram record I will have to check..