Saturday, 27 September 2008


ogden this morning;
goldecrests-so close you could toch them if you had very long arms
gc grebe-so far away you would struggle to see it through bins
plus usual sp.
barnacle goose not there

Thursday, 25 September 2008


2 herons flying up bradshaw lane
flying together when i saw them but parted
they are so big
one flew over my head
the other went of in the direction of the newly built pond.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

soil hill and last sunday

if only it didnt move so fast
soil hill this morning:
mass mipit movement
20ish skylarks
1 male sparrowhawk

last sunday:
2 nuthatches
1 shrew so close i could take some photos-if only it wasnt so fast
i did get some photos but guess what-the cameras still broken
it was the most amazing mammal encounter i have ever had

Monday, 1 September 2008

ogden and ogden moor

went to ogden today with alex and decided to go up on the moors instead of on the giants tooth where there was a crossbill

1 wheatear on the moor and several mipits

insects were a bit more plentiful:
1 southern hawker
1 small copper
1 small heath

and amphibians:
1 baby toad