Saturday, 20 August 2011
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Saturday, 13 August 2011
I was looking forward to the weekend , with spare time on both days to play with the camera, however the good old english summer put paid to this mornings outing so i thought i would post a picture of the first Cirl Bunting picture i took whilst in Devon earlier this year. Charming birds, very tolerant, allowing me to get close. This one was on a telephone wire, very characteristic although not pleasing for the photo. I was lucky to see them a few times, theres more pictures on my flickr site which you can see via the link.
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
I spent the weekend and Monday in our caravan at a lovely location near Throwley Forstal Ashford Kent. Away from tv,radio and mobile phones it was a tranquil break. We walked around Kingswood, Wye on Saturday and Sunday morning making a pleasent change from my normal stomping ground. Excellent views of Buzzard, young Green Woodpeckers, Blackcap, Willow warbler and Chiffchaff were to be had, although bird song was conspicuous by its absence we were greeted with Goldcrest and Coal Tits as we turned in to the evergreen section. The walk was a good five miles and very enjoyable. Along the lanes near the site many Linnet, Yellowhammer, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Goldfinch and House Sparrows, a lovely free weekend with no pressure from everyday tasks. I returned home having to do a night shift in London. I work on the telephone system running along the roads and yes you have guessed it, right in the trouble zone. We lasted an hour before making a run for it home, madness or what. I went back on days today and there was a lot of unrest, however a safer option. This evening after work i visited restharrow hoping to see Wood sandpiper, i was pleased to catch up with this lovely wader