Monday, 27 February 2012
Just got home this afternoon and found this pretty little thing sitting in the tree. It made up for going to Harrow Lodge park this morning without camera and having a Stoat sitting 10 feet in front of me posing with a with a large rat in it's mouth.
Friday, 24 February 2012
Russ and I thought we would have another go at Southend Pier, so we put £4 in the parking machine and were told once again the Pier was closed due to another boat ramming it. Whats going on! Are these boats coming from the other side of the world and they don't know the pier is there? It's one and a quarter miles long, but there is still 3 miles for them to miss it. Are they all drunk? Two weeks ago I put a fiver in the Parking and it was shut because of ice. " Stop moaning McGough". Anyway we did catch up with the Snow buntings at Shoebury and plenty of waders also. After that we made our way to Two-Tree and being hightide you can't go wrong there. Alls well that ends well. The Pier will be shut for at least 5 weeks because of captain Pugwash.
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Yesterday I was trying to shelter from the cold wind , today I was trying to shelter from the sun. What a glorious feeling to feel the warmth of the sun, I know how these creatures feel. Will somebody hear a Chiffchaff in the next few days?
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Although I have already shown some of these Pipits I have now got all three waterside birds this last few days, so here they are together. What a thrill to watch or photograph birds, hard work sometimes but pleasurable.
Monday, 20 February 2012
Friday, 17 February 2012
Was watching the Redheads at the OPC when I suddenly noticed a raptor circle above the lake, it was an immature male Marsh Harrier and appears to be (our) bird, hope he scores. The 3 Redheads are still there and while i stood watching from the west bank because there is no point chasing round trying to get nearer, a couple of joggers put them up which enabled me to get some airial shots. They did infact end up on the other lake, plenty of room. Although I looked I did not see the scaup, could still be there.