Thursday, May 31, 2007

Lesser Whitethroat

Great views of a pair of nesting Lesser Whitethroats down in the Hackness Valley.

Common Whitethroat

Went for a walk with the family through the Esplanade Gardens on the southside of Scarborough and found this common migrant showing well.

More Redstarts

Hackness Valley

Lesser Whitethroat

Redstart (male)

Redstart (female)

Pied Wagtail (male)

Pied Wagtail (female)


Blackcap (male)


Grey Heron
The Hackness Valley, full of birdlife at this time of year. Also seen was Linnet, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Willow Warbler, Teal, Swift, Swallow, House Martin and Sand Martin.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Red Backed Shrike

My second ever Red Backed Shrike. This male had been seen the evening before at Old Fall, Flamborough, so I thought I would take an early visit the next day, with a possible hope of gaining the usual distant shot that a Shrike will let you have, instead I was rewarded with these beauties.


Just a few pics of a Starling in full Summer glory taken in West Ayton.

Saturday, May 26, 2007


The Redstarts are back in the Hackness Valley. These beautiful birds nested in the valley last year and have returned lasting the very long journey all the way from Africa.

Friday, May 25, 2007

North Yorkshire Moors National Park


Golden Plover

Red Grouse


Red Legged Phartridge


Ring Ouzel

Another trip up on to the magnificent North Yorkshire Moors. This time went to Rosedale & Farndale, through Bransdale and up on to Danby Beacon to try and find some Dotterel which had been seen there the evening before. Unfortunately no look finding the Dotterel, but did find a nesting Ring Ouzel and all of the above, a great day's birding