Monday 25 May 2015

Stonking male Red-Backed Shrike

Thanks to Alan Bell locating an unexpected and mega male Red-Backed Shrike at Fairlop Waters.    After spending 2 hours this morning without it showing again I shot back this afternoon to find the boys had it in their sights,  What a bird! What a find!

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Ingrebourne Valley Tuesday 12th May

Spotted Flycatcher,  3m Cuckoo,  Hobby,  Buzzard, Kestrel, 30 House Martins, 20 Swifts, 5 Swallows, Gadwall, Pochard, Shoveler, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Little Egret, Lesser Whitethroat.

Just one Youngster, Stillwell Lake.

Friday 8 May 2015

Ingrebourne Valley up to friday 8th May

Pair of Hobbies still hunting the marsh mainly over Lowfield wood.  All the main Warblers seem well established,  still haven't heard a Gropper though.   Plenty of butterflies emerging especially when the suns out,  lots of Green Hairstreaks,  counted 12 with 6 on one Green Alkanet plant at the same time.

Sunday 3 May 2015

Sunday 3rd may Ingrebourne Valley

Dick Jeffries finds a Common Sandpiper at the Viewpoint,  keep em coming.   One pair of Hobbies have installed themselves in the Valley.  

Common Sandpiper

Cuckoo at it's nest, (HaHa)



Saturday 2 May 2015

Hobbies galore saturday 2nd May

At least 6 Hobbies were hunting the Valley this afternoon,  should imagine reports will show it isn't the only place they are in good numbers.

Green Hairstreak