Monday, 22 April 2019

A few from the weekend

A bit of a mixture here in no particular order ..

Hairy-footed Flower Bee

Mourning Bee - a first for me in Alkborough the host being the above Hairy-footed

Sorrel - Bolton Abey

Hairy Shieldbugs - mass eruption dozens flying round my feet!

Wood anenome with Toothwort

Dark-edged bee-fly - plenty everywhere in N Lincs at present

Always look forward to these Green Long-horn Moths

Lesser Celandine with friend!


Toothwort about to go over

Bolton Abbey

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Testing new camera

Testing out new digiscoping camera and early signs look promising.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

A good couple of days ...

So excited to retrieve my camera trap after sighting it for the first time - had seen lots of spraint and wondered whether it could be Otter and here was the proof

And then on a quick drive this afternoon bumped into this Short-eared Owl just sat next to the road ..

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Cute video alert

I put this digisoped video of a Long-tailed Tit building a nest at Messingham on twitter and it has had an amazing 17,400 viewings and 777 likes but the best thing is it has absolutely trounced Neil and Wayne's Diadem Sandiper Plover also on twitter😂

Monday, 12 November 2018

Argentina - More from Costanera Sur Reserve

Last few shots from Costanera Sur Reserve in Buenos Aries.

Southern Screamer

Chiloe Wigeon

Rufescent Tiger-Heron

Southern Screamer

Chiloe Wigeon

Wattled Jacana

Whistling Heron

Yellow-billed Cardinal

Argentina - Costanera Sur Reserve

It was very clear that the birds were not bothered in the slightest by people or noise with many becoming very tame such as the below water birds and Guira Cuckoo.  Just to prove the point even further, it was a Friday so in the evening hundreds of youngsters gathered on the promenade with ghetto blasters blaring out of car boots as well as a rock band patrolling up and down on the back of a trailer turning the area into an open air night club and were the birds bothered, not in the slightest.


Guira Cuckoo


Rosy-billed Pochard

Silver Teal

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Argentina Day 16 - Buenos Aries

Today was our last full day in Argentina and the plan was to spend the day in the fantastic Costanera Sur Reserve where over 100 species of bird are seen regularly in a day.  To our horror when we arrived at the entrance the gates were locked and were to remain that way all day.  We later found out that it was the first day of spring and the authorities had decided that due to this they would close the reserve to give the wildlife a respite from people, we had only one word to say - unbelievable.

All was not lost though as one lake was viewable from the promenade where a good selection of birds could be found including a few surprises and photo opportunities were good.

Great Egret

Masked Duck

Ringed Teal(female)

Ringed Teal

Red-gartered Coot

Nacunda Nighthawk

Great Grebe

Fulvous-whistling Duck

Golden-breasted Woodpecker

Great Egret


Cocoi Heron

Brazilian Teal