Monthly Archives: February 2012

27th February 2012 – Garden Sprawk

Finally got some decent shots today of the male Sparrowhawk which visits our garden regularly….   Advertisements

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25th February 2012 – COMMON YELLOWTHROAT in South Wales…

Why do I do these crazy things? That was the question I was asking myself when my alarm went off at stupid o’clock (2am)! But a 1st winter male Common Yellowthroat was beckoning me and with a window of opportunity in my shifts … Continue reading

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14th February 2012 – RED-BREASTED GOOSE & TODD’S CANADA GOOSE

Had a family day on the Scottish side of the Solway today, and it was superb – in the end! I was really keen to see the Taverner’s Canada Goose that has been wintering in the area with the Barnacle … Continue reading

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10th February 2012 – Two Smew

Absolutely freezin’ at Talkin Tarn today, my fingers were numb with the wind chill, and the Smew were playing silly buggers! We could see that there was a pair on the far side of the Tarn so we walked round to where they were, … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Brent Goose – a moral dilemma

Holy moly – the roads are like an ice rink this morning. Glad I’m not driving buses today! Back to the title of this post. Unwittingly photographing that Brent Goose yesterday has got me thinking – should I really count … Continue reading

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8th February 2012 – Glauc ‘n’ Geese

Same as yesterday, school run then straight to Sandsfield to see the Glauc. It was showing really well again and I was soon getting great scope views when all the birds suddenly took to the air. I looked around and … Continue reading

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7th February 2012 – Stonking Glauc just up the road!

The only good thing about back shifts is that if the weather is ok I can nip out for an hour before work. After dropping my boy off at school I went to take a look for the Glaucous Gull nearby … Continue reading

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