Do you fancy a morning out birdwatching ? Then why not come along, all are welcome. Our second car trip of 2020. Monday 24th February at 9.00 am This Month we will be heading over to RSPB Frampton Marsh, with the target species being Hen Harrier and Merlin. Image credits Dave Roberts. Image credits Dave Roberts Our Trips are based on meeting points to selected UK locations. All car trips are free but a donation towards our ever expanding nest box project would be welcome. Waterproof clothing and boots are a must, also binoculars and scope if you have one. … Continue reading SLA Car Trip #121
Do you fancy a morning out birdwatching ? Then why not come along, all are welcome. Our first car trip of 2020. Friday 31st January at 10.00 am This Month we will be heading up to Belmount Tower, Belton Park with the target species being Brambling and Raven. Image credits Joe Stockil. Our Trips are based on meeting points to selected UK locations. All car trips are free but a donation towards our ever expanding nest box project would be welcome. Waterproof clothing and boots are a must, also binoculars and scope if you have one. We will be … Continue reading SLA Car Trip #120
Being based in Leicestershire during the daytime I get to travel around some of Leicestershires finest countryside, its certainly far more diverse in birdlife than my home county Lincs ! I’m aware that a Merlin is Wintering in the area North of Saltby airfield, having seen it several times over the past few months, so it was fantastic to see it heading towards me as i drove between the hamlet of Wyville and Saltby village, amazingly it flew in front of the car and landed about 40m away in the stubble ! frustratingly out of camera shot by the time … Continue reading Leicestershire Merlin
After a lazy start to the day ( couldn’t be bothered to get up early for the high tide), I arrived at Freiston car park mid morning with the intention of winkling out a few migrants. Conditions weren’t really great but … Continue reading Freiston shore
River Witham, Wyndham park, Grantham. Regular readers will be aware of my fascination of oddly plumaged birds, so I was pleased with this one on my doorstep. I’ve been lucky enough to come across a few leucistic birds, but was … Continue reading Leucistic moorhen.
21st Aug 2015 Started off owling at Belton and before sunrise I’d had good views of tawny, barn and little! Best of all was a tawny, startled in the headlights, it flew to an ash and we eyeballed each other … Continue reading Around Grantham day tour.
Now that should be a pub name! Today a Langford was poor in the rain but this juvenile sparrowhawk came and posed for the camera. On Sunday evening at Marston a few bats were flying around. The big ones looked … Continue reading Sprawk, Bat and Newt.
Heard from Steve Godson who had heard from the ‘master’ Dave Roberts about the Wood Sandpiper at Marston STW and so on Saturday morning got up early and headed off there. I got there just after 7am on a gloriously sunny … Continue reading 1 weekend 2 Lifers!
14th Aug 2015 Following overnight mist and rain, I fancied an early morning look at the local patch hoping for a new wader or two. I could here green sands peeping as I approached the hide. There was an increase, with … Continue reading Marston delight.
Fancied somewhere completely different today so went for a bit of a drive round. First stop was at Baston gravel pits and my jaw dropped as the only wader I saw was a summer-plumaged knot!, the first one I’ve ever found … Continue reading Knot a bad day…