Welcome nature fans, i hope you enjoy reading my blog about my sightings i see and were i see them.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

That glint in my eye

Tonight i had bin out with cain (holywellbirding) at  PC Wanderings patch it was truely amazing what we saw, we saw 1 kestrel,1 buzzard,8 short eared owls and 3 long eared owls. My first ever long eared owl so was a big night for me. Evan though i am covered in bites and me face is swollen up i am still so happy, here are some pics for u to see.
Long eared owl

Short eared owls

Short eared owl

The sun setting

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Birding on my holidays

I went to orlando, florida on my family holidays this year so i read up on north american birds. I saw so much great white egrets and sandhill cranes just on the side of the roads, was brilliant. Itook an air boat ride on boggy creek, i so so much wildlife aligators, bald eagle, great blue heron, great white egret, white ibis and my hilight the snail kite it was amazing to see such a rare and endangered species. also  i went to holywell last night with brian (killybirder) and cain (holywell birding) and it was a great night many new species for me we saw ruff, greenshank, med gull, spotted redshank and black necked grebe. Was a good night. Here are a couple of pics.
Sandhill crane

Snail kite

Great blue heron

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Evening trip to patch (holywell)

Well i have had a fab night, firstly on the way there i head th yellow  hammer, and then saw at least 30 long tailed tits there was loads of them. And when i got to the pond i saw the garganey again which was class. But then after all my bad look of trying i saw the barn owl!!! It flew so close to me and so low if  i had my cara i would of had the most amzing shots. I watched it for a goo 5 minutes then it went down and i didnt see it again, untill i walked past the pond on me way home, i saw it in the south farmers feild to the pond, was abit further away though. So i am one happy birder right now.

Qwack qwack

Today i have seen a new duck for me, garganey, it as lush it was a male. I seen this at holywell pond and i loved it. Also today i have seen 2 grey heron, 8 pochard, 11 coot, 7 tufted duck, canada geese with 7 young, mute swans with 7 young, 1 gadwal, 2 shelduck, 2 shoveler, 4 little grebe, 3 whitethrote, 2 sedge warbler and a few linnet. So a good day at patch !

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Mammal mania

I havespent my school holidays in whinfel forest centre parcs with me family. And although i saw some nice birds like gs woodpecker, female lesser redpol, greenfinch and my faveorite bird the treecreeper and many more, but this week i have loved seeing all the mammals i have seen, theres bin loads. Rabbits, brown hares, roe deer, feild mouse, cumbrian red sqwirels and my faveoite sighting of all was of a wild bagder, it was so cool to see this mammal in the flesh since i have read seen and heard alot about the badger. So that was really great.
Cumbrian red sqwirel

Friday, 27 May 2011

Alot has gone on!!!

First of all i apoligize for not blogging in a while i had problems with me laptop, but that hasent stopped me from birding at all. First of all i will start of with the 2 temminck's stints at holywell. They were in the east pool not the pond it self. I saw the twice which as realy good. Also there is a barn owl knocking about  holywell which i have seen 2 times also. I have seen the tawny owl in earsdon graveyard aswell, but the owl i have bin on the hunt for is little owls i have tryed holyell and eardon graveyard a few times each and i am yet to see a little owl. I also have took me first trip to the farnes, was ment to go to bss rock but got cancelled. Then after there me and cain and a few of his mates from his uni course did a little tour of the east coast. We went to low newton which i saw little terns, we went to druirage pools were i saw spoonbill and then a trip t cresswell to see the avosets what a day i had. Then i went back to cumbria to see a long-eared owl was unsuccessful but i did see a short eared owl which i had not seen ither untill tht day. So i have seen much more while me laptop has bin broke but tht i me highlights , now here are some pics to finish of with.

Arctic tern

Eider duck