Tuesday, 26 February 2008

sunday-maor heath

numbers of redwings have increased since last time (considering last time there wernt any)

Thursday, 21 February 2008


late aft/ early evning
grebe hunting by the edge of the ice
the usual suspects
also 1 grey wagtail by the feeding station

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

medow pipits

saw a flock walking hopme from school today
fab views on the ground

Saturday, 16 February 2008


greater spotted woodpecker there this morning
also 2 long tailed tits on the feeding station
nothing else unless you class the usual

Wednesday, 13 February 2008


some teal at lin-dike some good shots. this was after going to see the "smew" which i failed to do. also saw a butterfly :( just drives the global warming point home

note to self-do not swim at fairburn
danger-of being eaten
warning-pike infested water

at the feeding station-long tailed tits, and the usual suspects

at the boardwalk-3 black swans, tufted duck and the usual suspects

some shelducks on the main lake

the 3 other hides had some courting great cresatsed grebes beautifuly seen throught the spotting scope doing their dance and passing weed. as i was scouting the island i noticed some of the gulls had black heads and i thought for a moment that i had seen a mediteran gull but i failed to re-find it. then as luck would have it i get home and bingo-birdguides-meditereanan gull fairburn-ings. now that makes up for no smew or lesser-spotted woodpecker.

the M62

saw 3 lapwings and hundreds of golden plovers driving by today

Tuesday, 12 February 2008


all yesterdays waterfowl have either moved on or died.
the grebe was still showing well.
trying out new technology :) with our new spotting scope
fab views of the grebe
nothing else worth looking at
the usual gulls, canada geese and mallards.

Monday, 11 February 2008


a lovly walk round ogden this frosty morning.
1 pochard on the resovoir
1 tufted duck with the pochard
2 male goldeneyes and different points on the res
the grebe showed well without the cuts and bruises
1 long tailed tit in the car park
8 canada geese at the feeding area
numerous robins on the walls

a good day, too bad i forgot the key so all the stuff mentioned is not on the recent sightings bird board at ogden

Saturday, 9 February 2008


went up for an hour this morning. the midges are back to their usual selfs.
50 ish lapwings flying up and about
3 skylarks in full song
numerous starlings
80 ish pinkfeet flying parralel, but further away than, ringstone
hundreds of gulls7 jackdaws

a good day considing that i have seen my first pinkfeet ever

Friday, 8 February 2008


great crested grebe showed well this morning. the brambles are vicious so these shots were the best i could get. however still endured much pain to get them. the canada geese have returned about 7 i counted. also i coal tit and 3 great tits on the feeders

Saturday, 2 February 2008


1 grey wagtail flew over the resovoir this morning. didnt see where it went