Thursday, 31 March 2016

Raptors / Wheatear

Well what a good couple of days .I was watching a pair of Kestrels displaying yesterday high above Chelsea Valley 3 Buzzards and 2 Sparrowhawks were up with them at one point .A single BHgull and single LBBGull headed west and then out of nowhere a Red Kite went
   This morning a single Chiffchaff was in the tall hedge and a Wheatear was in the field.....Also lots of Meadow Pipits and Chaffinch going north mixed in with them 1 Bullfinch and 5 Siskin....
 BUZZARDS ......I had fourteen sightings today including 2 sat on the local Pylon...see pic....
                                       Taken from Bedroom window.....

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Easter Weekend

                                                      Male Sprwk in garden
                                                         Red Breasted Merganser
Knot , Redshank , Turnstone and Oystercatcher
A few days in the lakes produced my first 7 Wheatear and 3 Chiffchaffs , 36 Whooper Swans( with 4 having red rings which I believe  have been ringed at Martin mere.)1 Scaup , 86 Sanderling ,

Thursday, 24 March 2016


A single Curlew flew round the fields first thing this morning( the first for a few years now).2 Skylarks , 3 meadow pipit , 2 Pied Wags north and 2 LBBGulls and 3 Common Gulls west...Plenty Sparrowhawk activity today with male and female seen along the street...
     2 Ringed plover , 2 Raven , 2 reed Bunts , lapwing , Curlew , Golden plover , Mipits , 6 Lags at fly yesterday

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Spring migrants at last..

2 Skylarks, 3 Linnets  and 3 Meadow Pipits in the fields this morning along with a Fieldfare having a scrap with a Magpie??  6 LBBGull and 2 Herrings west. .1 male Goldeneye , 2 great crested and 4 Little Grebes in and around EGP with 4 + Goosander on the River. 3 singing Chiffchaffs along the river . After the floods there looks to be loads of Sand Martin  nesting places along the river....Fingers crossed ....

Friday, 18 March 2016

Hodbarrow Area

Another few hours spent in and around Hodbarrow RSPB  Cumbria . The best bird of the day and one I have not seen for a few years was a cracking Hooded Crow soon followed by a Yellowhammer and 16 +little egret  ,On the lake itself were plenty of Goldeneye , Pochard , Teal and Tufties. Twite , Great Northern Diver , Eider , Slavonian Grebe , Greenshank , Dunlin , Turnstone and 6 Black tailed Godwits ...

More Siskin

2 displaying Siskin on the road was a mega this week. Watched for about 15 minutes on and off zipping around the conifers and larch. Greenfinch displaying flight and song , 3 different Mistle Thrush holding territory and two Song Thrush belting it out. 10 Stock Dove in the fields and Buzzards sightings are now daily down the valley.

Friday, 4 March 2016


27 Siskin today , 34 Redwing  and a Herring Gull was today.............