Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lincolnshire


Karen 'birthday girl'. Pity there wasn't a shrike in sight.
But come to mention it, there were no birders either !
So pleased the night out was better than the days birding as that was dire !







Cleethorpes Gulls






Plenty of black-headed gulls to help us eat our lunch. We did go for the snow buntings but there were that many dog walkers and photographers pushing them up and down the beach, we decided not to bother.  So pleased with these pics, taken with the new lens that cost a staggering £26 !!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Out and about today

Blue Tit 








Fieldfares 


 Kestrel

 Redwing


 Willow Tit

Wren

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Messingham

4 Bearded Tits in the reedbed 

Siskin 



Redpolls

Little Bustard, Fraisethorpe, Yorks







What a surprise this was ! Just got ready to go to the cinema on 'Orange' Wednesday to see the Hobbit film and the pager bleeps the house down and it was local !  But, the bird had flown so we hung around knowing that the local birders would be scouring and they turned up trumps, thank you ! A UK first for us and we were lucky that the bustard flew a short distance so we were able to see those beautiful wings. A fabulous bird to end the year on.