What a cracker of a day. Straight in with an obliging Otter...
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Monday, 29 September 2014
The guests on this tour were not that interested in the big stuff but more interested in what else was around. We started off with both pipits, Lapwing and Skylark.
Saturday, 27 September 2014
On the way to pick up the guests a bit of movement caught my eye. I could see it was black in colour but I didn't expect to see a cat with a kitten!
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Another glut of sightings. We started the day with the Golden Plover, Greenshank, Redshank and Dunlin. A WT Eagle was a good one to pick up early in the day while an Otter performed well before curling up to go to sleep. Good numbers of Common Seal were seen close to shore,
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
It's nice to see the Little Grebe numbers increasing as the birds arrive in their winter quarters.
Monday, 22 September 2014
Another early morning visit from the Crossbills but we did get six more on the tour too.
Friday, 19 September 2014
I'm seeing the Common Crossbills every day at the moment but they usually disappear before anyone turns up for the tours. We get them on the tours fairly regularly but most of them are just flying over.
Thursday, 18 September 2014
A nice start to the day as there were still plenty of Gannets around.
Monday, 15 September 2014
It's always a good idea to not worry about what you will see on a day out as most things put in an appearance eventually. What was forecast as a clear day turned into a bit of a showery day which stopped us seeing Adders at the start of the tour. Cracking view of Skylark, Stonechat and then a Whitethroat were highlights. You don't see too may Yellowhammers so three birds perched on a wall were stunners. Black Guillemot, Eider, Kittiwake and Red-throated Diver were all seen before we pick up an Otter. Once again it was good views through the scope but just a bit too far for the camera.
Sunday, 14 September 2014
The usual array of waders were seen outside the shop with Golden Plover, Knot and Greenshank being the picks. A large lump was spotted on the shore and on closer inspection it turned out to be a young WT Eagle having a paddle.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Another pleasant run out started off quietly with a few of the common birds with Common Whitethroat, Golden Plover, Greenshank and plenty of Stonechat being the highlights.
Only a mile or so down the road and we clapped eyes on another three WT Eagle. They were a bit distant but when they started interacting it became a lot more interesting. Quite a bit of touching talons went on and you can see how far they can stick their neck out!