Thursday, 27 April 2017

In the garden

A few images taken in the garden a couple of weeks ago (just got around to going to through them).

Sparrow taking off

Female Blackbird

With a bit of bait

Robin with bait

Blue Tit with nesting material

There were Bees in the nest box last year but the Blue Tits have taken it back

I think this could be a Tawny Mining Bee but not sure

Could anyone recommend a good book on Bees because I am not sure what this one is either?

Monday, 24 April 2017

Saturday 22nd

Hare, Deer and Fox made for a canny walk around Burdon Moor early Saturday morning. Good numbers of Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Willow Warble & Chiffchaff were also around. If was off to Shibdon Ponds later where a Common Sandpiper showed well but the Godwit was a little distant. Coot were feeding their young on one of the small ponds, I counted at least six. All in all a canny day out.

They were always distant but I nearly got these Hares boxing

He really didn‘t try hard enough.

This Hare was a little closer

I watched this Roe Deer wander across the field towards and stop to have a pee

I stood stock-still but it saw me

And was off

This is the first Fox I have seen for ages. Again, it was distant.

A Pheasant flew out of the wood the Fox had gone into. The fox shot out after it. This the first time I have seen a Fox running at full tilt.

It totally ignored the Hares in the field and chased the Pheasant

It must have failed to catch it as it came back a short time later looking dejected

Singing Skylark

Meadow Pipit

Preening Willow Warbler


The resident Terrapin

Common Sandpiper


Coot feeding young

Young Coot I wouldn’t call it a bonny bird

Friday, 21 April 2017

Yesterday at Burdon Moor

Three Wheatear at Burdon Moor yesterday at first distant but then as luck would have it all three landed on fence posts just in front of me. Meadow Pipit and Linnet were also showing well.

Female Wheatear

Male Wheatear

The same female

Another Male



Meadow Pipit

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Out and About

Some shots taken over the last few days.

Brown Hare


Male Pied Flycatcher

Singing its head off


It disliked Great Tits being around its nest site so a lot of wing flapping was going on

Siskin another bird that it did not like being around