Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone.

Merry Christmas everyone and have a great wildlife watching 2012.

Apologies for these two geese of a domesticated hybrid of some sort or other. I thought they were quite a charming sight to come across at the side of the road opposite a small farm holding.

We had a quick look on Scarborough Marine Drive yesterday, despite the mild temperature the wind made it decidedly chilly and we did not hang about but during that short spell we saw what I think was several Harbour Porpoise swimming quite close in to the sea wall, a great sight.

Have a good one.

Sunday, 11 December 2011


Its a gloomy morning and the forecast is poor so I am preparing this post thinking I will not get out. Oh, and I have to re-varnish a new internal door and get the christmas decorations out the loft and _ _ _ !

This teal was pictured a fortnight ago when we popped into Filey Dams on the way back from Bempton, it was swimming fairly close to the East Hide, the light was brilliant and low maybe too much so.

It's raining hard now so I figured right.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

E Yorks SEO's

I have been wanting to get over the Humber and into N Lincs to see the Short Eared Owls for sometime, recent weeks though have conspired against us so news of some nearer birds in E Yorks was too good an opportunity to miss.

We were very lucky as when we walked down to where the owls have been seen one birds was hunting around the field and then sat on a fence post.

They are fantastic birds to see, beautiful colour patterns. AS we got nearer the bird flew off but was soon back and this happened three or four times. I never got close so with my 500mm lens my photography was purely for the record. It was also very dull so to get the speed I needed I was on high ISO (3,200).

A great day though, we also saw the White Fronted Geese on site, a fox and Pat saw a Kingfisher flying along a ditch whilst I was driving.