I usually manage a sighting of a hirundine at Marston before the end of March, so, with a warm day and favourable winds forecast I was optimistic. After scanning the skies for over an hour, nowt was seen, but then I … Continue reading Early marston migrants
Tues 28th March 2017 The bluethroat at Willow Tree Fen has to be the most well watched bluethroat in Britain ,I’m surprised it hasn’t got its own tv channel by now. It continues to attract visitors from all over, car park … Continue reading Bluethroat getting more blue..
Had an amazing encounter with a Barn Owl this evening, we sat in the car whilst it hunted the overgrown banks of a stream either side of us , it pounced on something in the grass and eventually flew away … Continue reading Barn Owl & Long Eared Owl!
The day off work (which included a few jobs) on holiday would mean a possible few hours being able to go out and about, so my jobs done then it was the plan to go off to Willow Tree Fen … Continue reading Few Hours around Southern Lincs
The Willow Tree Fen bluethroat is now a bit more elusive than it was, but is still attracting visitors. The red, white and blue throat feathers look to be moulting out. Hopefully it will stay a while and will look very … Continue reading Moulting bluethroat
Brilliant birds, the crow family, so clever and great to observe. The rooks and jackdaws in our garden have learned how to extract the peanuts from the feeders, it’s hilarious watching them cling on. One of the rooks has a crossed-over beak, similar to … Continue reading Rook appreciation society
I have been tracking the beautiful leucistic buzzard near Hungerton for weeks now. It knows when I’m watching it and flies off when I approach, even at three or four hundred yards. It’s a case of hiding and waiting for it … Continue reading White Buzzard
Our garden is regularly getting 8 possibly more Lesser Redpoll over the last few weeks numbers built up a little over this time period from the odd one or two seen around new year. I think there are more birds … Continue reading Lesser Redpolls & a possible Mealy or 2 too?
I went out to look again at the white (leucistic) buzzard near Hungerton yesterday afternoon. The area was alive with raptors, many red kites and at least 20 buzzards with around 10 on a single bare field, worming. Seven were … Continue reading Strange raptor.please take a look…
Mon 6th Mar 2017 After thrashing my local patch for a few weeks and feeling better following a bout of man flu, it was high time I made a visit to the Wash. It was a decent morning, weather-wise and … Continue reading Full dayer at Freiston shore