Thursday, 30 April 2015

Quite a few pictures

Yesterday morning saw me in the Muggleswick area. The first bird I heard then saw was a Redstart but it was at a distance, it did briefly fly a bit closer but it landed against the light. Loads of Meadow Pipit were around and a Red Kite passed overhead followed by two Buzzards. The Pied Flycatcher was in its usual place and showed well. On the way home, I saw a Mistle Thrush gathering nesting material.
Early afternoon it was Burdon Moor. Again, loads of Meadow Pipit but unfortunately the Whinchat did not put in an appearance while I was there. A pair of Blackcap gave me the run around but I was only able to get a shot of the female. Three female and one male Wheatear were posing well as was the resident Kestrel.

Distant Redstart

Take off
Male Redstart a little closer
Meadow Pipit
Resting Meadow Pipit

Red Kite

Red Kite always nice to see


Second of the pair
Pied Flycatcher
Pied Flycatcher

Gathering nesting material

Is that a cobweb it has in with the moss
Mistle Thrush gathering nesting material
Meadow Pipit

Female Blackcap

Robin feeding
Male Wheatear
Female Wheatear


Another female


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Four W’s (five really) and one RB

A few early morning images from Burdon Moor taken over the last couple of days.

Willow Warbler

Willow Warbler in flight


Wheatear in flight



Reed Bunting

Saturday, 25 April 2015


Its always a nice surprise when you get something unexpected while out taking pictures. That’s what happened while I was out today.

Fox with some kind of kill

Roe Buck

Mandarin Duck

Friday, 24 April 2015

Pied Flycatcher

I took these images of Pied Flycatcher on the 19th, I took that many I have just finished going through them.
It was better than any soap opera, at one point at least four males were chasing each other, even the females were getting involved at least two were having a go at each other. A Blue Tit got a bit too close to the nest site and the male with the ring on its leg was going ballistic until the Blue Tit left.
Although I like the images that I took while it was sunny, I think I prefer these.

Pied Flycatcher (F)

Pied Flycatcher (M)


Thursday, 23 April 2015

A Day Out

I had a day out around the Moors yesterday. The weather was great and the opportunities to get pictures were very good although I did not get pictures of the birds I went to see. Ring Ouzel were too distant and the Little Owl was a no show but all in all a good day out.

Willow Warbler


Pied Wagtail

Mistle Thrush

Red Grouse

Long-tailed Tit