Thursday, 25 February 2016

Yesterday at Wassand and nearby


 Goldeneye - numbers seem to have dropped off


 Marsh Harrier - at least three showing well


 Little Owl


 Roe deer


Sparrowhawk - I came across this today sat in the middle of the path


 Great Crested Grebes showing plenty of bonding moves at Burstwick


Monday, 15 February 2016

Dodging the weather down Sunk Island way

A day which was best spent in the car, sunny, black clouds, rainbow and sleet. Rather ominous but still provided a few surprises.

A field full of curlew on the edge of the village. A common sight these days.


 The local Little Owl - again


 Barn Owl - long way off unfortunately. These seem to be hunting all day at the moment


 Kestrel - one of several


 Huge numbers of Wood Pigeons around


 Another Kestrel which has just had a snack in the middle of the road


Friday, 12 February 2016

A day on the Yorkshire Wolds

A beautiful sunny day prompted us to head for the Yorkshire Wolds using only small roads. We were pleasantly supplied by the lack of cars we encountered and for the birds that we unexpectedly came across. Here are some of them in the order we came across them.

Kestrel - plenty of these around


 Little Owl - first time I have come across this one
 

 Buzzard - a bit too far away. One os several we came across


 Highlight of the day - Barn Owl. Taken from the car window.



 Red Kites



 A pair of Little Owls making three for the day.


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

An owly good morning

After disappointment at Kilnsea I was compensated with good views of Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl and Little Owl on the way home through Sunk Island. Made the trip worthwhile.

Curlew - the only thing within camera shot at Kilnsea Wetlands


Barn Owl. At one point I was only 10 yards away.
 




 Marsh Harrier.  I saw this as I was trying to photograph the Barnies.


 Little Owl. My favourite, always obliging.


 What's going on over there?



I can still see you, even with my neck turned 180 degrees!!

Friday, 5 February 2016

More Owls and a few others

Some more photos taken during the last couple of weeks. It's been a good week for owls with many barnies and seo's around, not to mention my favourite Little Owl.

My favourite ducks, Goldeneye on Hornsea Mere



 Two shots of Goldfinch in my garden. There have been up to 30 this winter
 


 The local favourite Little Owl



 Barn Owl near Stone Creek



 Roe Deer grazing on winter wheat in Keyingham Marsh