Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A stroll around Toft Newton Reservior

Yellow Wagtail in the rain 

Ringed Plover 

Pied Wagtail 


Meadow Pipit 







Wheatear 







Dunlin

We haven't been to Toft for a while, so today decided to stay local and that seemed as good a place as any to head for. Masses of meadow pipits, pied and yellow wagtails and lots of house martins still hanging on. Did a couple of trips round, an excellent afternoon that also gave us a single Red Arrow.

An afternoon at Flamborough


A kestrel hanging over the cliffs, effortless and beautiful 

A very distant red-throated diver. We also had a great-northern fly past

A single eider bobbed about below us 

Great-crested Grebe, we don't usually see these on the sea

A lovely afternoon sitting at the lighthouse at Flamborough, the sun shone but the wind was howling and bitterly cold. A few seals kept us amused and we had good company and a flask of milky coffee, so a good afternoon was had by all !

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Our local hobbies























One of our local pairs of hobbies have successfully reared two chicks again this year. They will soon be on their way, lets hope we can see them again next week before they go. Without doubt, one of our favourite birds. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Another day at Spurn with a fish supper !


Recon there were roughly 15 yellow-browed warblers around the Spurn area yet there were over 100 reported for Flamborough ! These two were in the Crown and Anchor car park. Never still for a single second, photography impossible.  


Blackcap 

But the highlight of the day, or perhaps the week, were these fish and chips from Patrington chip shop. They were absolutely delicious and we will certainly call there again on the way home. They do look good don't they ?!