Saturday 28 June 2014

David Charles McGough; Iceland. Russ Sherriff; Farne Islands and Pennines.

Red-Th Diver,  DCMc Iceland

Black Grouse,  Rsh Pennines

Redshank, DCMc; Iceland

Puffin,Rsh; Farne area.

Puffin, DCMc; Iceland

Red Grouse,Rsh; Pennines

Slav Grebe, DCMc; Iceland

Juv Wheatear; Rsh; Pennines.

Artic Tern, DCMc;Iceland

Eider, Rsh;Seahouses

Purple Sandpiper, DCMc; Iceland

Snipe, Rsh; Pennines

King Eider, DCMc; Iceland

Meadow Pipit, Rsh;Pennines

Harlequin Duck,DCMc; Iceland

Kittiwake, Rsh; Farne Area.

Red-Necked PhalaropeDCMc Iceland

Artic Tern, Rsh; Farne Islands

Rough Landing, DCMc Iceland

Redshank, Rsh Pennines

Scaup, DCMc, Iceland

Guillemot,Rsh; Farne.

Purple Sandpiper,DCMc Iceland

Ringed Plover,Rsh, Farne Islands

Dunlin, DCMc; Iceland

Guillemot, Rsh; Farne.

Blue Whale, DCMc; Iceland

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Another good year for Butterflies

Counted 18 White Letter Hairstreaks At the Ingrebourne colony and that was conservative.   Also seen the White Admirals at Havering CP.

Thursday 12 June 2014

River Ingrebourne looking vibrant

I have noticed hundreds of fish in parts of the river Ingrebourne  the last few weeks;  Gudgen, Minnow,  and Chub up to around 2 lb in clear water.   I know the state of the river goes up and down and still really needs some management but it's nice to see the fish in good condition.

Chub, Gudgeon, Minnow

Chub, must have looked tasty to a Heron




Wednesday 11 June 2014

Lanzarote Hmmm!

What a dust bowl,   No Lakes No rivers not many insects,  donc!  not many birds.   Very spectacular,  had a great time but no wildlife.  Had a car and drove round looking at nothing,  saw most at the golf course,  but apparently at it's best in the migrating season.   What I did see I had to fight hard for.    Other than Spanish Sparrows   Berthelots Pipit was the most numerous bird  I saw,  with Cattle Egret and Southern Grey shrikes following.   I did see a number of Barbary Partidges near and around the Golf course at Teguise,  even here there were no water bunkers, only the water from spraying the plants,  lovely place though,  and they allowed me to go where I wanted.       What a shock it was to find they have vineyards here and how hard they must work to keep them growing,  nice wine as well.

Hostile but beautifull

Kes Playa Blanca

Pied Flycatcher? Golfcourse, Teguise.

Turtle Dove Golfcourse

Berthelots Pipit,  most places.


Whimbrel,  Playa Blanca

Cattle egret Playa Blanca

Southern Grey Shrike, Playa Blanca

Trupeter Finch, Playa Blanca

Barbary Partridge, Golfcourse.

Shrike Playa blanca

Shrike, Golf Course.

Cattle Egret, Golfcourse.

Volcano Area

Le Geria,  vineyards

Sums up the terrain,    

List of birds seen;......Southern grey shrike, Pied Flycatcher, Whimbrel,  Spanish Sparrow, Trumpeter Finch, Berthelots Pipit, Kestrel, Cattle Egret, Yellow-Legged Gull, Swift, Swallow, House Martin, Ruddy Shielduck, Barbary Partridge, Turtle dove, Collared dove, Linnet.