Thursday, 12 March 2009

Spring Migrants Arrive

Not en masse but the first spring migrants are trickling through. Caught up with a drake Garganey this afternoon at Filey Dams. He showed nicely infront of the hide before flipping onto the east pool. Included are some dire record shots. Nothing much else at Filey Dams save the usual ducks, gulls and redshank.

















This morning another trip up to Wykeham produced a displaying male Goshawk, a loafing female with a full crop and a trio of Common Buzzards. The birdwatchers car park produced my first Nuthatch of the year and a self found Marsh Tit in the forest by a pheasant feeder was nice. A few Grey Wags knocked about at Hackness but no Dipper or Mandarin sadly. A Jay cackled across my path and I bumped into Naffertons other Birder.















Ive also stuck in a blurry shot of the Great Grey Shrike from Saturday.

5 comments:

Marcus Conway said...

Where was the Gos?

James said...

i'll PM you on BF.

Michael Flowers said...

There are at least 2 other Naff birders: Tony Robinson & Miles Mizon - was it either of those?

James said...

I cant remember the chaps name but he was short of Ruddy complexion and knew of me. Had a little Jack Russell type dog.

Michael Flowers said...

That bloke isn't one of mine, as the Naff crew are both taller than me or you. May be every other person in Nafferton is a birder? How creepy would that be? - village of the damned....

How brains and birds become mutually exclusive