Birding UK and Ireland Forum  

Go Back   Birding UK and Ireland Forum > Bird Discussion > Bird Chat

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #7251 (permalink)  
Old 23-06-18, 06:21 PM
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 77
Default

A wonderful Marsh Tit is bird of the day today.
Reply With Quote
  #7252 (permalink)  
Old 02-09-18, 08:36 PM
astafjevs's Avatar
Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Near Bristol
Posts: 3,101
Blog Entries: 26
Default

Two kingfishers (or possibly one on a very long loop) at our local secret lake today brightened up a walk with the boys.
Reply With Quote
  #7253 (permalink)  
Old 04-09-18, 07:41 PM
Tony F's Avatar
Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: West Lancs
Posts: 1,633
Default

First Returning Pinkfeet of the year at Martin Mere this weekend.

My God!! Is it that time already????

Tony
Reply With Quote
  #7254 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-18, 03:10 PM
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 77
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony F View Post
First Returning Pinkfeet of the year at Martin Mere this weekend.

My God!! Is it that time already????

Tony
Do not see Pinkfeet down here in Dorset ( well I have not anyway) but looking forward to the return of the Brent Geese.
Reply With Quote
  #7255 (permalink)  
Old 23-09-18, 07:37 PM
Tony F's Avatar
Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: West Lancs
Posts: 1,633
Default

Took the dog for a walk this morning, out on the local moss lands along a farm track bordered on both sides by the head-high remnants of the long-since-cut cereal crop. This served very nicely to screen me and the dog from the geese that were congregating in the surrounding fields. Although pink-footed geese are common in large numbers here from September to March/April, it was an entirely new and slightly overwhelming experience to find myself literally in the midst of some 6-7000 of the birds, dropping in over a half hour or so and apparently oblivious to my and the (seriously restrained) dog's presence.

I daren't even twitch for over an hour, then (I admit, to my relief) a passing Marsh Harrier put the whole lot up. A real treat for the senses...

Tony
Reply With Quote
  #7256 (permalink)  
Old 28-09-18, 10:18 AM
astafjevs's Avatar
Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Near Bristol
Posts: 3,101
Blog Entries: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by astafjevs View Post
Nice one Martin, a lifer is always good and six is a good haul of a scarce bird!

I had two lifers today but only one counts at the moment! I had a pelagic boat trip booked from Falmouth, but unfortunately the sea conditions meant we didn't get as far offshore as we would've liked. However, I got a cracking look at a Balearic shearwater, which was a lifer.

As we had arrived early this morning, we took the opportunity to drop in on the Dalmatian Pelican that has taken up residence in Cornwall. Is it wild? Will it be accepted? I'm not sure if I care, really!! But it is an impressive bird nonetheless, it absolutely dwarfed a nearby heron!
The Pelican has been accepted. My first lifer for sometime.
Reply With Quote
  #7257 (permalink)  
Old 28-09-18, 03:15 PM
Little Sparrow's Avatar
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Central England
Posts: 9,948
Blog Entries: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by astafjevs View Post
The Pelican has been accepted. My first lifer for sometime.
Congratulations on your Lifer Stuart!

Good to catch up with a few posts and interesting one's at that! .

Went on a 'local' twitch this morning to see a Juvenile Grey Phalarope that has been present on a Lake for a couple of days now. The lake is situated on a housing estate,the superb looking little bird was a delight to watch.
Attached Thumbnails
your-bird-day-week-p1130290.jpg   your-bird-day-week-p1130291.jpg  
__________________
Judith.




Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Reply With Quote
  #7258 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-18, 11:43 AM
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 77
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Little Sparrow View Post
Congratulations on your Lifer Stuart!

Good to catch up with a few posts and interesting one's at that! .

Went on a 'local' twitch this morning to see a Juvenile Grey Phalarope that has been present on a Lake for a couple of days now. The lake is situated on a housing estate,the superb looking little bird was a delight to watch.
Saturday just gone I did the same went to Lodmoor and twitched the Lesser Yellowlegs and Grey Phalarope. Only my third one lovely little birds.
Martin
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bank swallow, bonxie, dovekie, eared grebe, horned grebe, lapland longspur, old sqaw, rose coloured starling, rosy pastor, tystie

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 03:52 PM.