Friday, 26 April 2013

A Swift One....

.....or rather two.

Common Swift over Arcot this evening.  Not exactly a Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, but nice anyway.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Lesser of Two Evils

Arcot at 06:30 had an odd chap who was a scaffolder without bins nor knowledge scaring the living daylights out of me with a 'run silent, run deep' approach as I scanned the nothingness with my bins.  Give me ponies any day!

On the way out, Lesser Whitethroat calling from just inside the entrance style - bonus!

Wessie was chilly, bright and comparatively quiet - 10 Crossbills south and over the FRS HQ into Crosland Way was a welcome sight as I left.

EDIT:  13:30 pm, passing Arcot en route from B to A and something caught my eye on the southern edge of the SW corner.  Parked up and snook in for a quick look, and whilst scanning the area, a Green Sandpiper lifted, flew NE and was lost.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Another B&W Day

Whilst out scanning the skies like the WWII Home Guard, this time for Cranes and not Fokkers (!), I had five White Wagtails on the temporary flash/big puddle in the field east of the sub-station at Wessie.  No sooner had I texted the rest of Dad's Army than they flew off as a flock high and NW never to be seen again.

Crammy (now which member of the sitcom cast is he?) arrived and put me onto some local feeders with a duo of male Blackcaps giving them some hammer, so that was the next stop.  And bingo, the local list is moving on towards 100 nicely.  I had another male nearer 4:00pm and this one at least made a bit of effort to break into song.

Breezy, chilly, dull and damp - a nice winter's day; wasn't Summer super!