Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Friday, 10 July 2015

An Evening at Summer Leys (Northants) - 9th July 2015


I love Summer Leys Nature Reserve in Northamptonshire and needing to transport Abigail to her boyfriends in nearby Bozeat, the opportunity for an evening visit could not be passed! Nothing exceptional was found, a species list can be found at the end of this post, but it was really nice sitting in the hides watching life on the water unfold! Very few birders were present, the majority being walkers, joggers and dog walkers. I wish I could of stayed longer but food was waiting!

Reed Warbler









Little Egret





Comma Butterfly

Macro with a 500mm lens ++ is NOT easy!






Meadow Brown



Sedge Warbler





Greenfinch



Song Thrush




Common Tern




Lapwing



Today's Sightings:

Common Tern; Great Crested Grebe; Cormorant; Grey Heron; Gadwall; Canada Goose; Moorhen; Tufted Duck; Lapwing; Little Egret; LBB Gull; Oystercatcher; Mute Swan; Pheasant; Wren; Mallard; Dunnock; Black Headed Gull; Song Thrush; Wood Pigeon; Coot; Blackbird; Jackdaw; Great Tit; Robin; Magpie; Rook; Green Woodpecker; Greenfinch; Starling; Blue Tit; Carrion Crow; Bullfinch; Goldfinch; Blackcap; Reed Warbler; Sedge Warbler; Chaffinch; House Sparrow; Swift; House Martin; Collared Dove; Yellowhammer; Pied wagtail; Swallow; Sand Martin; Linnet; Skylark; Whitethroat; Grey Lag Goose; Redshank; Little Ringed Plover.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Bempton Cliffs - 29th June 2015

Kittiwake

A visit to the Yorkshire Coast must include the fantastic sea bird city of Bempton Cliffs! Today was a challenge with bright sunshine, very high temperatures and no wind. It was good to meet up with FB friend Steve Race who offered excellent advice to myself and a fellow birder, Tony. Last time I was at Bempton (May 2015) most of the birds had eggs, today they had fledglings.

Kittiwake


Lunch!



Puffin




Come on, Give us a Kiss!


Not Likely!

Razorbill




Fulmar



Guillemot





"Bridled" Guillemot



Gannet













Tree Sparrow