Friday, 23 December 2011

22nd December

Not many birds about yesterday, but this unusual cloud formation seen from Roils Head made the national news.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

18th December, Snow Buntings

2 and an half hours spent today at Soil Hill (the coldest place on Earth) trying to photograph the 8 Snow Buntings that were present. Top 9 taken with Panasonic Lumix fz18, bottom 2 digi scoped, fuji f30 through Lieca scope.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

11th December

2 Great black-Backed Gulls south west over the house were the only birds of note today.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

10th December

24 Golden Plovers in with 33 Lapwings at High Road Well Moor today, not much else doing.

Friday, 9 December 2011

9th December

Walk over Roils Head abandoned due to heavy hail storm, but still managed 14 Herring Gulls going west and 22 Collared Doves sheltering in the pines. 1 Skylark at High Road Well Moor, also 82 Black-headed Gulls and about 20 Lapwings present.

Monday, 5 December 2011

5th December

Down with the dreaded lurgi for the past 5 days so little birding done. Only birds of note 2 Herring Gulls over today and 10 west yesterday.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

1st December

In my opinion December is the worst month of the year, dark nights, the over hype of Christmas etc. Decided to get the bus up to Wainstalls but the key to the house got stuck in the door and by the time I got it out I had missed the bus, so walked it instead. The Goldeneye was still at Cold Edge also 4 Moorhens, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Grouse and a couple of Pheasants. Bumped into Dave and Jen and added Little Owl and 3 Stonechats but not much else. Thanks for lift back home Dave.