Monday, March 30, 2009

Little Egret

On our visit to the coast this weekend we saw about 7 Little Egrets. This one posed nicely at the roadside for us!

Short Eared Owl

We had great views of this beauty patrolling the Humber Foreshore. Big smiles all round!!

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A delight to watch it hunting.........

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More of the same....

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Again we had the pleasure of close views of these wonderful Crossbills. They were very mobile but when they came near to us they didnt appear too bothered by our presence:)

Yet more Adders

Great views today! Total counted by ourselves and others approx 15! What a creature!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ross's Goose

This pretty little Goose has shacked up with a Greylag, they appeared very much "loved up!" It was nice to get good views of a rarely seen Goose

More Birds of Barton

Shown here are one of the new spring migrants, a Chiffchaff. Nice to hear them again, a sign of Spring :) Also this Great Crested Grebe had its beak full with this perch, it took a lot of swallowing! This female Shoveler gave a nice flypast

Pond Life

Spring has sprung in the local ponds. Here are a couple of frogs and a newt.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Realm of the Marsh Harrier

Our local Marsh Harriers are showing really well at the moment. Never too close but such a delight to observe. They are awesome birds! They get some serious hassle too - constantly being mobbed!

Common Cuties

All posing well in the sunshine!

Greylags again

Always noisy and raucous and very abundant! It was nice to have a bit of sunshine to capture some nice flight shots!