Saturday, 29 November 2008

ogden

not much there this frosty morn
1 goldeneye was out in the middle of the res, male
usual suspects besides that

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

hopefull





went to york yesterday
5 long tailed tits and 1 grey wagtail

went to take my fossils to york museaum
incredible news-one fossil is definatly a pterosaur-great stuff
the other has baffled all it has met and is now in the museaums hands hoped for an i.d
instead of just being a tooth in that rock there is now a handful of bones which, i hope, could lead to a positve i.d

Sunday, 9 November 2008

ogden this morning













birdlife very good:

2 jays

one flew across and so i got out my camera and waited for the other to do the same. i stood there in wind and rain for 15mins without a hope. the jay sat in the tree for ages hopping around the branches-fab birds though


1 female goosander

quite close to the shore but still not close enough to get any photos


usual mallards and blackheadd gulls


quite a large number of crows, chafinchs, dunnocks and robins this morning too. crows are quite flighty to say they can beat up a buzzard


mammal life was brill

1 roe deer climbing the bank of a river. not really aware that we were watching it. we saw it on one side of the river very close but then it idssapeared and reappered having crossed the river on the other side. it started to eat some plants and progressivly made its way out of sight. great views


1 rat which kept swimming back and forth other the water treatment area. it must have been very confused

Saturday, 8 November 2008

waxwings

saw 10 waxwings this morning

got a text in pets at home about 8 waxwings on some road
pulled out of pets at home and asked by text where that road was
nick told me that the road was just opposite pets at home
we were already out of pellon
so we did a loop the loop to get back and see them

they were smashing
no pics though
i didnt think id need a camera

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

red-breasted mergansers










this had been planned for a long time becuase i had so many pics
video

memorable moment

my dad has just bought us a special memory card reader
this means that i can upload my photos once again
if you wish to see any photos gone by (the merganser ones are especially good)
simply scroll down the previous posts and find them