Sunday 20 November 2011

Come to daddy

My last twitch was for a Greenshank!! This one wasn't a Greenshank and was thankfully more productive. An early drive over to Hauxley NR, Northumberland, for the Greater Yellowlegs. As is so typical you set your stall out in the hide to be told its not there and it flew off just 5 minutes earlier, thankfully it relocated to Druridge Bay CP just a few miles down the road, fantastic views as it fed along the waters edge just a few metres away.

Whilst we were in the area we thought it rude not to have a look at the Black Redstart of eastern form on Holy Island. Again cracking views and a bird i was quite happy to sit and wait for. Cracking day but knackered now.

 Just a bit of fun.

All the C's ?

Its been a few weeks, or more since my last post. I suppose i should make more of an effort. Anyway whats been happening? Well City are stil top of the league, i didnt go for the Rubythroat! Worse still a GW Egret has now been resident on (shetland) patch for the best part of a month. But you cant win em all. Had some good sessions down at Woolston and caught my first Cetti's Warbler a few weeks ago and a second caught last week. Good news also i should hopefully have my 'C' permit come Autumn 2012, fingers crossed.