Wednesday, 24 June 2009

a long time ago

mother shipton


mysterious beetle

went to go and look for twite on midgly moor but ended up waliking from midgly moor to cold edge on the other side off the valley. plenty of surlews, skylarks and mipits plus a feral barnacle goose over on that side but when we got back to the car nick (rspb man) heard a twite and then it appeared but only for a split second so not shots. still, great record

Saturday, 13 June 2009

hardcastle craggs

went there this morning with a tip-off from matt bell that i might see a pied flycatcher. it was a lovely walk and saw lots of things. when we got to the mill my mum stayed for a coffee and i carried on the point where Matt said i should look. i got there eventually and sood on the path waiting. then i moved into the bushes. i waited whilst watching the ants when a chaffinch came and sat on a nearby branch. just then a weird call rang out and less than 30 seconds later there it was-a stunning male pied flycatcher, my first. hooray

what a gem

included becuase i am particularlly proud off it.

grey wagtail. got filthy takeing this photo-FAIL

it was well worth the wait

also there were plenty of grey wagtails

2 herons having a noise duel flying inbetween the trees

1 breif kingfisher view-i waited but it didnt come back

fish, moths and red damselflies also there

robins and wrens

thanks for the tip-off matt