Saturday, December 09, 2017

Black Guillemot and Ring-necked Duck

truly micro dot images of my first Lincs Black Guillemot and a very dull late afternoon female Ring-necked Duck we picked up on the way home at Kirkby Pits -- wonder how many birders really look at that place with any regularity -- oh it Lincs




















Wednesday, December 06, 2017

was it really December 2009 -- Siberian Stonechat in Notts

never really did these record shots justice -- just looking through for some comparative material and came across the files so worked them up a bit -- December 23rd 2009 a very very cold day at -4C with snow on the ground -- male Siberian Stonechat , Notts









Thursday, November 30, 2017

Hawfinches feeding on Yew


interestingly they favoured a single yew where the fruits were dark maroon to black in colour as opposed to the usual bright red berries on the other trees -- does this mean they were just older fruits that were going off or could they be last years? doubtful -- do older fruits have  less toxicity ? as usual very little light