Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Great Crested Grebe
What a fantastic place Tophill Low NR is for birds. Finally got close views of a Kingfisher, but it was sat under some trees so the light conditions were not ideal (you carn't have everything). At present "D" Reservoir is being drained creating a haven for wading birds. The list of the day is as follows: Greenshank, Dunlin, Bar Tailed Godwit, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Lapwing, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, Kingfisher, Gadwall, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Ruddy Duck, Little Gull, Reed Warbler, Cormorant and Great Crested Grebe.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Bempton Cliffs - The Gannet, what an amazing bird to look at and watch. A very windy grey day, which in fact was fantastic for flight shots as the Gannets were almost motionless in flight. All other seabirds have now left the cliffs with only a scattering of Kittiwakes left and a few Fulmars soaring along the ledges.