Thursday, May 19, 2016

Various sites

I tried the scrub area at the back of Park Wood Crematorium where Lesser Whitethroat has been recorded in the past. Nothing doing though the area looks really good with mature woodland bordered by large areas of established Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Brambles. Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and a Chiff-chaff singing there.

Later on I checked another local site for Reed Warbler. At least 2 singing males with one showing quite well flying up out of the vegetation to catch flies. Don't see that activity very often as they skulk in the reeds.

Later on I was lucky enough to find this Long-eared Owl which seemed to be raiding a Blackbirds nest (they were going berserk)! Tricky getting a shot to focus in the vegetation in the fading light.
 Long-eared Owl
Last nights sunset
One Great Black-backed Gull flyover was unexpected >NW and Grey Partridge calling as well as a Little Owl on  a nearby rocky outcrop


Bradshaw Rambler said...

Cool LEO Dave - it looks a long, long way off.

mike said...

Nice one Dave. Saw your mate Pete at Spurn today.He was on his way to Sammies Point
to see if he could find a good bird to finish the day .Within half an hour , we had a Blue Throat in the hand. Couldn't get hold of him to tell him .Please give him the bad news.
All the best mate

David Sutcliffe said...

Will do - nice one Mike

Steve Blacksmith said...

Great picture of the LEO, Dave. Very artistic !!!