8th February 2017 ff

February 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Swans for starters!

February 7th: Thorn Bank road near Wroot

A field south of the road held lots of mute swans, a lonesome whooper and, separate from the rest, a group of 5 Bewick's swans...

February 10th: dismal weather...

...left me shooting sparrows and starlings from a bedroom window!

Main course!

February 13th: Lincolnshire again

This time it was down to Willow Tree Fen LWT near Spalding to see if I could encounter a friendly bluethroat.

 

Valentine's Day: Scorton and Greatham Creek

Report from Scorton gravel pits claimed an early or overwintering little ringed plover. I may have missed it but all I could find was a single ringed plover. 

I carried on to walk the Salterns and Greatham Creek at Hartlepool. No sign of spotshank but quite a few [5] greenshank and the predictable rest.

Along the Creek I was shooting into the sun so the light was tricky.

Redshanks, brown feet!

Oyk! Bathtime!

Greenshanks.

Dead carline thistles always seem attractive...

...but there were a few signs that spring isn't far away.

Dessert at Phil Stead's place!

A set of images from Phil Stead hide. Nice light! Best not leave this fella out. Last call at Ward Jackson's.

157 UK 2017


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