Sunday, September 29, 2013

Gannets at the bridge

with a strong south-easterly there were a few seabirds up the Humber but less than expected; Gannets formed the bulk as usual with 58 birds all juvs but otherwise 2 Arctic Skuas, a Fulmar the first for 12 years and 4 Common Terns were all that I could pick up

Black-tailed and Bar-tailed Godwits

all juveniles

three Wigeon

solving the problem -- many thanks to Russel for forwarding the following link to me and to the lady who sussed this out -- hopefully pictures will start to look correct again

Friday, September 27, 2013

juvenile Hobby still

breathtaking hunting skills today as this juv covered up to two miles in as many minutes and went from 1m to 250m in next to no time stooping low over the water and flying up to 500m to catch a single insect -- amazing birds