Thursday, 24 September 2009

Ooo, er, Missus!

Snow Bunting - Bird of the Morning
Spotted Flycatcher - Bird of the Afternoon
Skylark (c) 2009 Jackie Dawson
Meadow Pipit
Small Tortoiseshell (c) 2009 Jackie Dawson
Red Admiral (c) 2009 Jackie Dawson
Silver-Y Moth (c) 2009 Jackie Dawson
Well, we've seen it all now! A couple with a champagne bottle at 10.30am in strong sunlight were stripped for action on a bench in a place quite popular with twitchers after an easterly wind. Sorry, no x-rated pictures were taken! Meanwhile, the birds were relatively few and far between. However, a single Snow Bunting (almost a quarter of-a-mile away) in a bare field was the bird of the morning, and at least 4 Wheatears were present in the same field which also contained more than 50 Linnets. The birds of the afternoon were a pair of Spotted Flycatchers which had moved into the area after the nearly copulating human couple had left. The Flycatchers were being chased by 3 juvenile Willow Warblers. On the sea were several Comorants and Shags; which in the afternoon were drying on the rocks, where they were joined by a nervy juvenile Heron. A Curlew & an Oystercatcher were among the nearby rock pools. Never my favourite location, it is even worse in westerly winds - we need some easterlies to pep things up.

2 comments:

hockeyboy150 said...

It's the shags on land you need to watch out for Michael by the sound of it. LOL

sheffieldwildlife said...

Damn, was going to make a shag joke and someone got there first ;)