Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ring Ouzel

The above Ring Ouzels were part of a group of 11
birds seen at Ravenscar in the same field as the
Wheatear's, once again poor light conditions
(digiscoped images).

More Wheatears

The above pics are a combination of Wheatears
seen at Ravenscar and the Marine Drive, Scarborough.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ringing In Wykeham Forest

Willow Warbler



Great Tit






My first ringing expedition and I am totally hooked.
To see birds in the hand is a truely great experience.
I cannot wait to get back out in the field and see what
is caught, ringed and recorded next.


The Crossbill not an easy bird to get close to, however I
was lucky enough to get a few shots of this female, but
not lucky enough to have good light conditions, so these
pics are a little on the rough side.

Red Legged Partridge & Pheasant

Two most beautifully coloured game birds. The cock Pheasant
always amazes me with its fantastic colours, and the Red
Legged Partridge is just a beautiful bird to catch a glimpse of.

In My Garden

Just sat out in the garden for 15 minutes and took a
few shots of my local neighbours, most of these birds
were collecting nesting material, and the female blackbird
(partner of the above) was already sat on her nest in the
Ivy attached to my fence.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


First Wheatears of the year, these 3 birds were feeding in
and out of the rocks behind the cliff wall which runs below
the Scarborough Castle headland.

Easter Ducklings

First duckings of the year, these Mallard chicks were playing
on the river in West Ayton.

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Gannet

The gannet colony at RSPB Bempton Cliffs is growing day
by day. Most nests are built now and it will not be long before
the first glimpse of an egg.