Monday, 30 November 2015

Owls recently photographed locally in East Yorkshire

  Little Owls
 I seem to be finding more and more of these. I had never seen one up to 3 years ago.





Shot Eared Owls - photographed last week in Holderness




 Distant view of a confrontation with a Barn Owl

 




Sunday, 29 November 2015

A walk in Bolton Abbey Woods

Last Sunday we took advantage of a break in Ilkley to walk along the River Wharfe in Bolton Abbey Woods which is an excellent place for birdwatching and for walking.

In winter Mandarin Ducks congregate in quite large numbers along this stretch. I've seen up to eighty.


There's always a Robin around.


Coal Tit


Dippers - a treat to watch and one of my favourite birds
 

 


Female Goosanders



Saturday, 28 November 2015

A few mammal photos from the last few months

Roe Deer



 Red Deer Stag


Mink - not a welcome sight


 Otters on the River Wharfe near Bolton Abbey
I stood and watched these four for 30 minutes in broad daylight without frightening them.





Leveret


A few garden birds

Coal Tits having a bath - something I'd not seen before



Goldfinch - there seem to be a lot this year - up to 30 at a time in the garden
 


 Greenfinch


 Brambling - a rare visitor to my garden


 Sparrowhawk - a frequent visitor at the moment




 Red Legged Partridge - an unlikely garden bird - photographed on the house and garage roofs




A few from Spurn and Kilnsea Wetlands

 Avocets and chicks



 
Little Egrets

Goldcrest





Barn Owl




Chiff Chaff


Black Redstart