Friday had the best weather of the week, so it also give the best photo opportunities. of course he helped that there were some photogenic birds to look at and photograph.
Bearded Tit (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Bearded Tits in Flight (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Male Bearded Tit [MJF]
Female Bearded Tit
Female Bearded Tit (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Male Stonechat (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane, Is it a Goldcrest?
Reed Bunting (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Reed Bunting & Female Stonechat
Female Reed Bunting
Marsh Harrier (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Curlew (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
On Thursday it was far too windy for the planned location, so we had to make do with North Cave Wetlands. There were 2 lifers for most afternoon people, and one for am attendees.
Great White Egret (c) 2017 Margaret Richardson
Record shot of GWE (c) 2017 Margaret Richardson
Great White Egret (c) 2017 Nigel Kitchen
Little Stint (c) 2017 Nigel Kitchen
Little Stint [MJF]
Great Crested Grebe
Female Migrant Hawker
Chocolate Fountain - am
Chocolate Fountain - pm
The weather was supposed to be too wet for Wednesday's location, so we switched to Tophill Low. In the dark conditions photo opportunities were few and far between.
Pochard (c) 2017 Aileen Urquhart
Cormorants (c) 2017 Aileen Urquhart
Goldfinch (c) 2017 Aileen Urquhart
Verdigris Toadstool Pochard (c) 2017 Aileen Urquhart
On Tuesday we were able to stick with the original plan and visit Ness End Farm. It was quite windy, so the best insects were found in really sheltered areas. The birds were mostly under cover, although some Pink-footed Geese were flying a little lower down than is their wont.
Male Migrant Hawker