Sunday, 30 September 2012

Arctic Tern, Lower Foulridge 30th Sep' 2012

Some shots of the juvenile Arctic Tern present on the Lower Res' today.
Conditions were terrible. Common Tern present too but unable to catch a
shot of it. Would have been good to get them in the air together.

Spurn 24th-28th Sep' 2012

An interesting five days at Spurn with varied weather and varied birds.
Greenish, Barred and Yellow-browed Warblers featured along with
Red-breasted Flycatchers and commoner migrants too.

Hawfinch being shown at the Warren prior to release

Northern Wheatear over thirty seen during the week

Garden Warbler


Good numbers of Redstart were around all week

Osprey, one of three seen

No longer a rarity but a cracking bird still, Greenish Warbler

Awaiting the release of R b Fly' 

Red-breasted Flycatcher

Digi-scoped rbf

Siskin digi-scoped

Med' Gull

Bizzare cloud formation

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Bridlington rspb cruise, 15th September 2012

My first trip on the Yorkshire Belle from Bridlington and although the
boat was fairly crowded it was a better trip than anticipated. We didn't
see big numbers of Seabirds but the weather was pleasant and we had
brief, but excellent views of Sooty Shearwater. A distant single Pom' Skua,
plus a handful of Arctics and Bonxies.

Sooty Shearwater

Gannet juvenile

Great Skua


Great Black-backed Gull
Gannet juvenile

Manx Shearwater takes off

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

American Black Tern, Pennington Flash, September 1st, 2012

Showing for the most part, quite distantly but nice to see it flying around
with a Black Tern.

The abt (left) gives up it's buoy perch for the Black Tern.