Monday, May 21, 2012

Interesting weekend. I'm not a twitcher (have neither the knowledge or the money) but I did enjoy chasing two local rarities - the Egyptian Goose at Manor Farm and then the Cattle Egret first at Manor Farm, then it came to Haversham - it was nice to be able to walk to a twitch!. The Orange Tip Butterfly was at Linford reserve








Sunday, May 20, 2012

This was the bund yesterday That's a strip of comparatively dry land on Linford Lake that is a good habitat for all manner of water birds. It has been pretty much submerged for the last 2-3 weeks (about the whole of the time I've had a permit). It looks to be recovering now so I'm looking forward to all sorts of goodies.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Another trip to HESC today. Just missed a torrential downpour with thunder and lightning.
The Little Grebe was actually yesterday by the woodland hide - I'll keep trying to get the perfect profile.

I was alerted about the Hobby yesterday, and saw it flying over the far side of the lake. Today a couple in the near hide spotted this one in a tree over to the right hand side of the hide.

Being a beginner at this game I'm bound to be confused by LBJs. I suspected this might be a Lesser Whitethroat but a chap at the site thought it was a Garden Warbler. I'm happy to believe that. (apparently considered opinion is that it is now a spotted flycatcher) Sounds good to me








Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Here's another example of what you can do while waiting for a clear night. This was at the Hanson Environmental Study Centre - fantastic place.