Thursday, 3 March 2016

Away trip

Am just back from a visit to Daughter in Leeds. We got around some of the nice places such as Rodley NR, Adel NR, Golden Acre, Eccup, North Cave NR, and on the way back,  Nosterfield NR, and Hartlepool Headland .
Little Egret, 2 Little Owls, Red Necked Grebe, Shore Lark, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Red Legged Partridge, Redwings were just a few. There seemed to be Roe deer in most of the fields as we travelled about.
Thought I would jot down a few of the memories.

While down near the river Aire I heard a typical Buzzard call but with a clear sky could not pick it out. Then Linda beckoned along the track to a Jay perched on a tree top, calling like a soaring Buzzard. Upon research there have been a number of reports in the area.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Blank visit

This afternoon's garden visitor left again without any success

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Soon I hope

Am looking forward to watching the 'Peeweets' up on the moors again this spring.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Wot no gull

Had a visit to QE2 today in the hope of seeing an Iceland Gull , but it was gone.
So I decided to do a bit of sketching with so many others about,

I seem to have recorded a couple of shapes which dont yet appear in Collins Bird Guide, but never mind I'll keep at it.
A wander around part of the lake provided the opportunity to see Siskin, Goldcrest and Bullfinch.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Killy Smew

Got over to Killingworth this morning to see the Smew on the small lake. I was surprised just how close the bird came to the edge of the lake.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016


I like the way the feeding geese flocks always have at least one member on the look out for danger.

Saturday, 23 January 2016


As well as a Mistle Thrush seen regularly around the garden I have had several views of a Song Thrush .
Always nice to see.