Monday, 20 June 2011

20th June

Juvenile Redstart.

Adult Male Redstart.

Next doors bloody dog woke me up at some god forsaken time this morning so not being able to sleep I got up early and rang Steve C. He was just setting off to try and film the Redstarts that had been found yesterday so I tagged along. We spent over 6 hours at the site and Steve only got 3 seconds worth of film. I managed a few poor digi scoped shots and got a few with the Lumix also. Just as we were about to leave at 4.20PM a superb Hobby flew over surrounded by mobbing Swallows SCORE!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

19th June

A walk this PM over Roils Head produced a Whitethroat and a Cinabar Moth on the pavement. A phone call about a male Redstart found me and Steve C on site at 7.15PM but nothing except a poorly looking tiny baby rabbit. Then after nearly an hour and 20 mins I found the male and at least 2 fledged young.

Friday, 17 June 2011

16th June

Evening out with SC. A brief fruitless look for Leos again, did however have an immature Peregrine which made a pass at a Short-eared Owl, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Redpoll, 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 6 LBBG, 6 BHG, 1 Oystercatcher, several Curlew and 7 Lapwings which repetedly stooped at a Mistle Thrush which was sat in a tree?

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

14th June

Out late with DJS and SC checking out a local Barn Owl site, we stuck it out until 10.50PM but no Barn Owl. We did however have 2 Little Owls and a Tawny.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Dastardly and Muttley

Female Peregrine.

Male Peregrine digi scoped.

Female Peregrine, digi scoped.

Checked on Dastardly and Muttley yesterday evening with SC, everything seems ok, female came in with prey after a short while. Then went looking for LEOs again with no luck, did have a Shortie though, also 2 Oystercatchers, 3LBBGs, 3 BHGs and a few Curlews.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

11th June

Had a walk over Roils Head, not much doing, got a few shots of a male Kes at Heath Hill Road going into a stoop. Yesterday had 10 Stock Doves at High Road Well Moor.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

White Throated Dip

Got the chance to go for the White Throated Robin at Hartlepool today with Roy. We were full of hope as the bird had been showing well all morning, but by the time we arrived it had gone missing not to be seen again all day. We stuck it out until 7pm but then had to leave. Never mind saw a male on Lesvos in 2001 (above photo) who am I kidding Im sick as a dog.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Barn Owl Boxes

DJS dropped me off 2 new Barn Owl boxes today, in all we have 9 to put up in the autumn, better start looking for sites. 5 or 6 newly fledged Willow Warblers at Roils Head this PM.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Local Patch Tick 7th June

Walking across High Road Well Moor this PM I got a big surprise as a Kingfisher flew srtait past me heading south west. Unfortunatly I had just pust my camera away and failed to get a picture. The bird landed briefly in a small bush but was chased off by a Carrion Crow.

6th June

Out with DJS last night looking for LEOs. Didnt see any adults but heard two young hunger calling at 9.30PM. Also had a male Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Curlews, 2 Oystercatchers and at least 3 Hares.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

3rd June

Some kind of wave, dont know which one yet.

Freyers Pug ?

Common Marbled Carpet.

Had a go with the moth trap last night, didnt do too well, 1 Flame Shoulder, 4 Brimstone, 1 Garden Carpet, 2 Clouded bordered Brindles, 1 Angle Shades and the above pictures.

Friday, 3 June 2011

2nd June

Roding Woodcock.

Common Sandpiper with yellow ring on right leg.

Out with SC last night looking for LEOs, we had none ! we did have one shortie, a pale Buzzard, Tawnys calling, Cuckoo calling, 2 or 3 Woodcocks roding, Oystercatchers with young, lots of Curlews, a ringed Common Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and a couple of Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

2nd June

Skylark numbers have been down at Roils Head this year so I was pleased to see this bird carrying food this PM. (looks like some sought of Horse Fly).