Saturday, 31 December 2011

And now, the end is near................

..............I did it my way!

This morning was a burn fest/quest.  Only one Kingfisher, this time east of Horton Drive, a nice Grey Wagtail to the west, and a GSW that obligingly stayed put whilst the camera was out of the carry case, pointed etc.

Now check out this photo.  Focus, colour and artistic use of reflection,  Sometimes, watch out!

Off to Blyth after a spot of tiffin, and in search of the 15 Snow Buntings in the stubble field south of the cemetery.  Crafty buggers, these birds are; all too easily dropping into the lines of straw never to be seen again.  A flock of 50 - 60 Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow and Reed Bunting were very flighty, but the Snowies rarely lifted and did not form part of the larger group.  They took to the skies twice, on both accasions flying over the road ad lost in the dunes.  I did go and look, but could I relocate them?  NO.

Two coveys of Grey Partridge were there, plus some Rock Doves, Crows and Mistle Thrushes.

Yellowhammers in the foreground, Tree Sparrow top/right.

Happy New Year to one and all.


  1. More impressed with the yellowhammer composition!

  2. I'll get you, Malloy! (in the style of On The Buses)

  3. Happy birding in the new year. Keep the posts coming in 2012.