Saturday, 30 August 2014

Fast and loose

Trying for a looser feel to my sketching.


                                              Grey Heron
                                           Song Thrush.

                                 Paddyfield warbler

Tuesday, 26 August 2014


Had a long day seawatching at St Marys today, good conditions but a lack of birds. Highlights were 2 Long-tailed Skuas, probably 3 more.

Grey Plover,
Arctic Skuas,
Great Skua,
Velvet Scoter
Common Scoter,
Manx Shearwater

All passed in variable numbers, but passage dried up around midday. Plenty of good conversation with many fellow birders during the course of the day, but got quite cold by days end, still no Corys for moi :(

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

New Northumberland breeding bird.

Nice to see that Little Egret has been confirmed as an addittion to the Northumberland breeding birds.

I remember when these elegant birds were still a twitchable species, now a regular too our coastal pools.

What could be next, Bitten or Spoonbill perhaps.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Trip to Cresswell today to see the Stilt Sandpiper, also Cuckoo, Avocet, Ruff and Little Egret on the way back.

Few Digiscoped record shots.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014