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.


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 ;)