Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Monday, 28 May 2012

27th May 2012

A few hrs out with good mate Andy Jones with the 1st stop being Woodwalton fen for Scarce Chaser after about 10 mins we found 2 which showed very well!! Nxt stop Lakenheath with Common Crane being the best bird (2 adults 1 chick) also seen Hobby no sign of the Golden Oriole (Only 1 male present) good numbers of Four-spotted Chasers, Hairy Dragonfly,Large Red Damselfly & Red-eyed Damselfly!! with the heat haze getting worse we headed back into the midlands upto Alvecote Pools for a cracking summer plumaged Grey Plover!!  Scarce Chaser photos below

26th May 2012

Headed down to Gilfach Farm this morning meeting up with Pete Walkden for a day of photography with Pied Flycatcher,Redstarts & Cuckoo's being the target birds! Pied Flys played ball but the Cuckoo's & Redstarts didn't with an added bonus of a pair of Whinchats found by Pete but a little distant for pics!! also had a few Beautiful Demoiselles!!!

25th May 2012

With the continued good weather & nearly a week off work headed to Cannock Chase today was hoping for Green Hairstreak Butterflies but got distracted by a gorgeous male Wood Warbler which performed fantastically for me for a few hrs!!!

24th May 2012

After the disappointment of missing the Cream Coloured Courser due to work i headed down to the Wyre Forest,Worcs for Pearl-bordered Fritillary a lifer for myself & also picked up a bonus with a Speckled Yellow Moth!!

21st May 2012

Warwickshire Mega!!!

A day at work today was interrupted by a txt msg from Tom Perrins  NIGHTJAR  Ladywalk showing well a quick txt back to see about access & timing as I was at least 3hrs away with work & travel!! finally finished work in Oxford at 5pm after dropping the lads off a quick stop to get changed & grab my gear i was on site for just gone 7pm!! The bird showed well & i left the site just gone 8pm with around 200 photos & a great Warks tick under my belt! Many thanks to Tom yet again for the msg


20th May 2012

A chance of a lifer in the form of Citrine Wagtail up in East Yorkshire had me making a quick call to Rich Dawkins in Barton.Lincs telling him that i'd pick him up on route! The news on BG's was that it had flown off at 06:50 but was now present again at 9am!! 3hrs later we were on site only to be met with the words that they'd been no sign since the initial sighting at dawn & nobody was sure who'd reported the later sighting!! Being none to pleased with the wasted journey decided to make the best of the day & headed over to Bempton cliffs!!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

6th May 2012

Took the trip down to Farmoor Reservoir  this morning for the Red-rumped Swallow but with no sign on arrival decided to put my small lens on (300F4is) & have a play with the Swifts (Lots of blanks & blurrs but managed a cpl of images which i'm pleased with!! after about 1/2 hr my phone went off txt from Birdguides to say the Swallow was showing by the carpark!! 10 mins later i had a cpl of mins at best before it flew out of site!! also had Little Ringed Plover,5 Common Tern & a cracking Hobby thru.................

Thursday, 3 May 2012

3rd May 2012

Not been out much due to work commitments & the great British weather!! but managed a few hours at Draycote water this morning with male Wood Warbler,Ad Summer Knot,2 Dunlin Yellow Wagtails in double figures 30+ Arctic Tern Hirrundines in the 1000's with good numbers of Swift also 1 White Wagtail!! Whilst Seeswood Pool had 2 Common Tern & 1 singing Reed Warbler..........