Saturday, 16 May 2015

X-Rated

Yesterday we made our final visit of the year to Swine Moor, Beverley.  Apart from myself none of the attendees had ever been there before, even though 3 of them actually have lived in Beverley for several years!

We had only just walked through the entrance gate when we noticed a pair of Swifts rapidly coming towards us.  They started to slow down as they attempted to come together in the air.  As they conjoined they started to lose height and nearly took our heads off!
2 very Common Swifts
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 Male Swallow
In other news we enjoyed prolonged views of Reed Warblers, and briefer views of Sedge Warblers.  There weren't many waders, just a Black-tailed Godwit, a Little Ringed Plover, and lots of Lapwings.  We were very lucky with the wind, but the sun didn't come out until quite near the end.
Reed Warbler
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 Black-tailed Godwit
 House Martin
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3 comments:

Valerie Cooper said...

What good luck to catch thes swifts on film! Amazing shots! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos!

Anonymous said...

Hi,this is jenny Hasell, hoping to join you again in September. I have lost your mobile number and want to ask you about a bird I saw while out practising. It as really dramatic comin up fro the mud at the bottom of the river through the water and then flying away. Frightened me as didn't know it was there

Michael Flowers said...

Hi Jemny, I've emailed you