Friday, 16 June 2017

Duddon, Cumbria



Found this Oystercatcher nesting on the railway track ,3 eggs( last year it was in the same place 27th May 2016 and only 2 eggs) and this young carrion crow was ripped up by an adult male Peregrine..Loads of Little Egrets and breeding Goosander.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

House Sparrows

Its been a very good year for House Sparrows on hedge top lane this year with at least 8/10 pairs well on with there second broods, Looks like a couple of pairs of Swifts are in the village somewhere and one pair of House Martins were noted today. Great spotted Woodpecker  , Starlings , Goldfinch and Greenfinch have all got young and I watched a pair of Linnets collecting seed heads ...LBBGulls have been on the move all week and saw my first 5 BHGulls heading north this morning.
  Red Admiral and Speckled Wood in the garden.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Islay 2




3 different Golden Eagles seen very well 2 adults and a 2cy , 1 adult White tailed Eagle , 1 adult male Velvet Scoter , 1 Ring necked Duck , 2 summer Red - throated Diver , Male and female Hen Harrier , 1 Barnacle Goose , 30 Barwit , 11 Knot , 100 + Marsh Fritillary , and a few Adder