Sunday, 31 July 2011

Juvs in the garden.

Juv Dunnock

Two Juv House Martins

Juv Robin

Juv Blackbird

Felicity the Pheasant

House Martin.  Two adults notice the full crop on the bird in flight (click to enlarge)

Still crippled with Vertigo this must be the curse of the birder ailment.  Nice day weatherwise so managed to sit outside in the sun and watched some garden birds, lots of Juvs about so looks like a good breeding season.

Three weeks of no birding makes you appreciate the common stuff, like the markings on Felicity the Pheasant and studying the feeding timings of House Martins.

Itching to get sea watching though :-(

Friday, 29 July 2011

What am I?

Easy one for this quiz, what is the bird in the picture?

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Canada 2011

Just sorting through Lyndas pictures and came across this little selection.

Spot the American Pipit!  This was actually taken in America , from the Waterton boat trip stop off in Montana, brilliant boat trip.

Close encounter with the Grizzly kind, we parked up to let this beast pass.  Just wandering down the middle of the road. One of the highlights of the whole trip.

Male Harlequin Duck, at the foot of the waterfall in Waterton Park. Hard to photograph owing to dull weather and fast flowing river so she done a far betterjob thean I did in getting this pic!

Ahhh the view from the fifth wheel first thing in the morning!  My ideal life would be to bird through Canada and America in a Dodge truck and a fifth wheel.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Labyrinth - bloomin-itis

Still feeling very dodgy, even typing this, seems to be getting worse not better.  Have had to cancel two half day trips and one workshop owing to the fact I am unfit to drive, I cant even bird in the garden as any head movement is very unsettling.

The pics below are just a few from recent outings, nothing special I just think they are nice!!

Six Spot Burnett Moth

Bow Fiddle Rock - Portknockie

Lesser Black Backed Gull

The answer to the last mystery picture was Cedar Waxwing, note the pale undertail coverts and vent area.

Away to lie down again !!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Not so easy!

Sitting here wallowing in self pity with an inner ear infection, and looking through my bins makes me feel even worse so no driving, working or even birding for the next few days.

Thanks for the replies to "feeding frenzy" and yes there where three species, Siskin Greenfich and two Goldies hiding.

Now this one is slightly more tricky, a hint is "it is probably not the one you think it is"

Right I'm off for another session of self pity!


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Feeding Frenzy

Good numbers of Siskin in the area at present, caught 16 in one catch this morning with many many more in surrounding tree's.  How many would I have ended up with had it not started raining?

So how many species can you spot?