Sunday, 10 October 2010

Goldcrest at Flamborough

Not quite true what they said on tonight's weather forecast that the east coast of Whitby, Scarborough, Filey was covered in cloud and sea fret all day we had a few glorious hours in the morning at Flamborough Lighthouse.

We went hoping perhaps for Ring Ouzel and maybe Barred Warbler seen today in the area, apparently the later at North Landing with the majority of Ring Ouzels although one had been seen at the Lighthouse site.

The light was difficult but glorious for two hours, a break for lunch left us in cloud but a nice morning. Lots of thrush family, Song, Blackbirds and the beautiful Redwing. a couple of Brambling, Linnets, Tree Sparrows. A Wren in the hedgerow and then a pair of Goldcrests, real beauties, one of my favourites. I missed the magic shot of one hovering like a hummingbird of the saplings but managed these shots which made my day.


Matt Latham said...

very nice Mike and superb little birds

Anonymous said...

Lovely shots Mike, what a capture. I am extremely envious, very well done indeed.

The Early Birder said...

Super series Mike. Well done.

Chris said...

Ok now I'm terribly jealous. I've been trying to get pictures of this fellow during two hours yesterday... i did not get any shots... How did you do that ?
Well done Mike, they are just perfect and splendid!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Matt, Roy, Frank and Chris. As you will probably know we have had quite an infux of these over the last few days. I was fortunate as they came close in the hedgerow.
They are lovely little birds, I wish I had got the hover shot though.