Monday, 23 May 2011

Reed Bunting

This bird was a real poser last Friday at Old Moor RSPB, the weather was sunny with heavy showers.

The Reed Bunting allowed me to get very close, pictures hand held I am afraid, the only problem was it was very breezy and that stem fairly light. The bunting was getting tossed around and the bird was not fully in frame in all the shots!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Five additions to year list.

The approach to Top Hill Low holds several Oilseed rape fields at their brightest yellow hue and star bird today was a good number of Yellow Wagtails on the wall of the 'O' reservoir the male just as yellow as that oilseed rape.

Other birds for the year today were Swift, Sedge Warbler, Common Tern and Common Sandpiper.

Earlier we visited Filey Dams but no sighting of Wood Sandpipers where 4 were yesterday on East Lea, part of the reserve only available to Filey Ornithological Group members. Then to Bempton but the Wryneck seen yesterday apparently disappeared off the reserve early in the evening, so still a bird we have yet to see.

The Yellow Wagtails were crackers.