Saturday, April 25, 2015
one of the singing Grasshopper Warblers at Rimac, get the bubble gum pink legs and feet, and part of the total of 74 Whimbrel we had there, 19 on the foreshore and 53 on the pasture fields just inland -- the largest spring gathering of Whimbrel I have seen for many years -- and we managed to miss the eagle!
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
really enjoyed these superb Wheatears yesterday with a minimum of 14 individuals all but one males; the pales bird is amongst these images that show a variety of birds but are they true Greenland Wheatears or are they heading for Iceland as seems to be the theory based on slightly paler underparts than Greenlands and the timing that fits well with arrivals in Iceland -- any thoughts / comments welcome
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Lincolnshire's best spot for passage Wheatears due to one simple factor heathland with an abundant population of the beleaguered Rabbit -- under attack from farmers and even reserve managers they produce the short grazed sward beloved of so many species; Lincs has lost about 25% of its Woodlarks due to the loss of Rabbits in the last 10 years
went out early this morning and found out I had left my spare battery in the bag I took on holiday; 14% charge on my camera!!! -- Ring Ouzels never very approachable and heat shimmer building quickly; five birds along with 38 Fieldfares and 10+ Wheatears Risby Warren