Sunday, 23 October 2016

Purple Patch Before Half Term

 Bearded Tits eating grit

On Tuesday we went to Paull.  I was surprised to see my first ever Purple Sandpiper at that location.  I was even more surprised to hear the strange "kronk"of what sounded like a Raven.  There were plenty of Golden Plovers, and most of the usual suspects including: Turnstone, Grey Plover, Dunlin, Knot and Black-tailed Godwits. 
Purple Sandpiper
 Golden Plovers
 All remaining Paull Photos (c) 2016 Maggie Bruce
Golden Plovers
 Grey Plover
 Rock Pipit
 Leucistic Carrion Crow
 Wednesday: Tophill Low
Water Rail
 Record Shot of Flight of Water Rail
 Willow Tit
 Willow Tit (c) 2016 Tony Robinson
 Willow Tit (c) 2016
Aileen Urquhart's Blue Period
3 more of Aileen Urquhart's Blue Period 
Little Egret
 Ruby Tiger Moth Caterpillar
 Thursday: Alkborough Flats
3 Stonechats, Marsh Harriers, Kingfisher, Redwing, Curlew, Golden Plover, Snipe, Redshank, Greenshank (heard), Grey Wagtail, Teal, Shelduck, Shoveler, Wigeon, Pink-footed Geese, Reed Bunting, Kestrel etc
Bearded Tits Eating Grit
 Bearded Tit
 Purple Gallinule/Purple Swamphen
 Pink-footed Geese
 Roe Deer
 Clouded Yellow
 Friday: Filey Country Park & Filey Dams
Filey: Snow Bunting (Carr Naze) a "lifer" for some, 2 Black-tailed Godwits (Dams), Goldcrest, Tree Sparrow, male Blackcap & Blackbird being ringed. Plus: Heron, Common Scoter, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Redshank, Water Rail heard (dams)
Black-tailed Godwit
 Black-tailed Godwit & Teal (c) 2016 Jane Robinson
 Black-tailed Godwit (c) 2016 Jane Robinson
 Black-tailed Godwit (c) 2016 Jane Robinson
 Black-tailed Godwit (c) 2016 Jane Robinson
 Snow Bunting
 Snow Bunting (c) 2016 Jane Robinson
 Record shot of Snow Bunting (c) 2016 Jane Robinson 
 Snow Bunting (c) 2016 Jane Robinson
 Herring Gull