Sunday, 12 June 2016

Tree toppers

Young Tree Sparrows in my garden this morning being fed by the pair that nested in a box normally used by Blue Tits although last year it contained Bees. Three young at least all a bit soggy due to the weather but being well tended by the parents.
Interestingly Blue and Great Tits have been rare in the garden over the last two weeks returning with young over the last couple of days indicating breeding in the locality but not particularly close. The garden list this year isn't bad with two of three nest each for Starling and Blackbird successful with the Blackbirds still going strong but no second attempts by the Starlings. Two Jackdaw nests and five or more House Sparrows all now fledged and young Robin seen in garden but couldn't confirm the nest site. 

Monday, 30 May 2016

Yaffle on wood

I finally caught up with the Green Woodpecker that's been yaffling since February. Unfortunately as it is still calling I guess it hasn't found a mate
Great Tit feeding it's young at nest in this post for last three years. This species seems to have a preference for vertical entry tubes
 and a couple of twittered images from Druridge
A number of male Ruff in full plumage still present.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Hare today

Yes still here. Well trained hares on my patch
but gone in a bound

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Lap dance

Male Lapwing at Druridge today with an impressive crest
Doing lots of scraping to attract a mate
Of course it doesn't matter how big your crest is or how much you scrape the female of the species can remain totally indifferent.
Just too close to the peepers in the Budge screen darling
Or maybe it was my comb over blowing in the wind

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Reeling it

Fortunate to find a newly arrived Grasshopper Warbler giving it what for
Not usual on my patch for them to sing from a bush
But early in the season their enthusiasm can get the better of them
Little cracker

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Saturday, 9 April 2016


There I was at Cresswell standing near the causeway minding my own business when the long staying bill turned up
Did I read somewhere it had been displaying to a Redshank
Maybe its a Dohwitcher