Saturday, 29 March 2008


possible raven heard calling near the far end
grebe still there but far out
common gulls by the duck feeding area
barnacle goose still there

Monday, 24 March 2008

ogden and fly flatts

got a text this morning at 8.00 ish about some whooper swans at warley. i didnt really react because i dont go to see most birds on the grapevine. however when my dad woke up i pestered him so before he had breakfast we set of. we saw the swans but not brian but one of brians freinds from oxenhope. he allowed me to use his spotting scope to see the swans although really they were all asleep.

at ogden there was the barnacle goose which had returned. it is really tame so i got some fab shots. also long tailed tits on the bird feeders, goldcrests in the wood, a pair of goldeneye on the res and a tree-creeper

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

derbyshire-day 4 (today)

battle for sturvival-who will get the bread first, fish or canada goose
tufted duck underwater

this was all that i saw today

derbyshire-day 3

chaffinch at chatsworth
chaffinch at chatsworth-same bird
canada goose-bakewell
canada goose-bakewell
tufted duck-bakewell
mallard bakewell

photos pour in as we went to bakewell today. the birds were really tame so it wasnt hard to get these shots-i can guarantee you that these will be going into wildpix 2008.
new bird this holiday today-caucasian race of the european pheasent.
ok its really a subspieces but it will pass the test

derbyshire-day 2

red deer

scottish wildcat

went down the blue jhon mines and to a conservation center where they housed otters and owls and red deer.

derbyshire-day 1

curlews and lapwings on the way here

Sunday, 9 March 2008


one flew over my house at 1 o'clock this afternoon, singing its little heart out