For nature lovers, the Isles of Scilly are synonymous with birds, in particular the autumn migrants that land on the islands in September and October, opening a spectacular catalogue of rarities. So it was a first for me to see … Continue reading
Posted in Birds, Scillies, Why watch wildlife?, Zoology
Tagged auk, blackbird, british birds, bryher, finches, fulmar, gadwall, Goldfinch, greenfinch, guillemot, gull, herring, isles of scilly, kittiwake, linnet, mallard, meadow, oystercatcher, petrel, pipit, plover, porth hellick, puffin, razorbill, ringed plover, robin, rock, Scillies, scilly, scilly isles, shag, shearwater, shelduck, song thrush, st mary's shipman head, stonechat, tresco
It was a glorious sunny Sunday morning, so I decided to head for Wheldrake Ings National Nature Reserve, in the hopes of being there before most other people.
Posted in Birds, conservation
Tagged black-headed gull, blackcap, common tern, corncrake, gadwall, great white egret, grey heron, house martin, Little Egret, little gull, Lower Derwent Valley, mute swan, National Nature Reserve, reedbunting, sedge warbler song, swallow, water rail, Wheldrake Ings, whitethroat song, willow warbler
Unlike the previous week’s trip to Spurn, my meeting at North Cave allowed me to build in a lunch break in which I strolled the site and grabbed a few photos.
Posted in Birds
Tagged birds, birdwatching, blue tit, dunnock, gadwall, Goldfinch, lapwing, long tailed tit, north cave wetlands, oystercatcher, pochard, redwing, shelduck, siskin, snowdrops, teal, YWT
Finally we come to the third and final part of my posts from the trip earlier this month, which also encompassed Spurn and Kilnsea. At this point it was nearly a month ago, which is terrible on my part!
Posted in Birds, Invertebrates
Tagged ducks, gadwall, geese, lapwing, little grebe, north cave wetlands, video, waders, yorkshire, yorkshire wildlife trust
A few recent days out have again shown how foolish it is to ever say “I won’t bother with my camera”. It’s brilliant to be in the moment, but you can miss great opportunities that may not reappear. I’ve had … Continue reading