Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Whoops, I Forgot the Beardies!

After I posted the photos on Sunday, I realised, and was also reminded, that I'd left out the Bearded Tits, and several other species from RSPM Blacktoft Sands.  These were the first Bearded Tits I can ever remember seeing in February!
Bearded Tit (c) 2016 Lynn Hall
 Bearded Tit (c) 2016 Aileen Urquhart
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 Bearded Tit (c) 2016 Tony Robinson
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 Marsh Harrier (c) 2016 Tony Robinson
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 Black-tailed Godwits
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Robin (c) 2016 Aileen Urquhart
 Teal (c) 2016 Aileen Urquhart
 Drake Wigeon (c) 2016 Aileen Urquhart
 Female Wigeon (c) 2016 Aileen Urquhart
 Snipe (c) 2016 Tony Robinson
 Snipe (c) 2016 Aileen Urquhart
Artwork (c) 2016 Aileen Urquhart 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Highlights of Last Fortnight

As I'm sure most of you know it's been very drab again on the whole during the last fortnight.  Photographing wildlife hasn't been easy, and on some days it wasn't even attempted.  However, enough decent photographs have now been accumulated to allow me to create a blogpost.
Goldcrest at Tophill Low - in the car park
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 Long-tailed Tit
 Spray leaving the reservoir
 Barn Owl ay Blacktoft (c) 2016 Tony Robinson 
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 Hen Harrier (c) 2015 Tony Robinson
 Hen Harrier
 Kestrel (c) 2016 Aileen Urquhart
 One-legged Kestrel at NCW (c) 2016 Mike Woods
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 Lunar Landscape showing site of Little Owls (c) 2016
 John Dowson's artist's impression of the Little Owls!
 Snipe (c) 2016 Mike Woods
 Redpoll at Sewerby (c) 2016 Margaret Richardson
 Turnstone at Sewerby (c) 2016 Margaret Richardson
Pochard at East Park
 Female Goosander
 Drake Goosander
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 Variation in White at Base of Female Tufted Duck's Bills
 Pink-footed Goose [left]
 The Tastiest Legs in Hull
 Chaffinch (c) 2016 Aileen Urquhart
 Goldfinch (c) 2016 Aileen Urquhart