Saturday, 26 November 2016

Eastern Black Redstart

We finally had the opportunity to make the journey up to Skinningrove to go see the very obliging Eastern Black Redstart.  It was still frequenting the rocky area next to the harbour wall along with 3 Robins, 2 Stonechat and the odd Rock Pipit resulting in constant battles between each other for this prime territory.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Swarovski Digiscoper of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Wayne on getting fifth place in the Portrait and Macro category of the Swarovski Digiscoping Competition with this Palawan Frogmouth.  Here's a link to the website the overall winner was an absolute stunner

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Pallid Harrier, Welwick Marsh, East Yorks

Taken on Sunday late afternoon, failing light, blowing a gale and raining!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Isabelline Wheatear

When ever we visit Spurn we always seem to have a grand day out, there is always something to see.  The Isabelline Wheatear performed well, as did the Siberian Stonechat that was only a few meters away.  A visit down to Sammy's later in the day produced two nice Ring Ouzel as well as a tail-less ground dwelling Lesser Whitethroat that was very tame showing features of the eastern form blythi.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Siberian Accentor 2

Have finally had chance to process a few more photos of the Siberian Accentor now that things have quietened down a little after all the excitement from last week.  The car is now in for repair after the bump just 7 miles from reaching Easington where the Accentor was.

Wayne has also uploaded to Strava the ride home from work after leaving early to twitch the Accentor.  For those of you not familiar with Strava I will try and explain what it is and how addictive it is.  It is a program for cyclists which through GPS records a number of stats such as distance travelled, average speed and time taken which you upload to the web.  Cyclists also create segments on Strava which are everywhere and on his 5 mile ride home from work there are several of these segments which as he passes in and out of them his time is recorded.  These stats are then uploaded on to Strava and are entered into league tables for each segment so as you can imagine it is great fun trying to beat your personal best times as well as others.  Well on this particular day racing home to go for the Accentor he thrashed his previous best time for one of the segments and was placed second in the league table and was only 2 seconds behind the leader.

Monday, 17 October 2016

A few more of the Red-flanked Bluetail

Couldn't resist posting a few more photos of the Bluetail, a stunning bird.