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Sunday, 5 September 2021

TICKING OVER ON THE LEVELS

 Ticking over nicely over seasalter added a few new birds to my year list DOTTEREL was unaccepted fly over this morning as i was herding sheep back [dont ask]

wheatear

whinchat


juv common tern

reed bunting

common tern 

sandwich tern


Tuesday, 6 July 2021

BEE A LONG TIME

 Been a long time since my last post,been doing my tern warden bit 

with the male eider hang about still looking a bit worn
but the main thing i have started doing bees with mike a steep learning curve but very rewarding
shrill carder

vestal cuckoo

common carder

brown banded carder 

wool carder

long horned bee





Wednesday, 23 June 2021

TOTAL ARSE WIPES BUT I STILL BUY FROM YOU

 Be a long time since i last posted,mainly due to my rx10mk4 broke,and sony are being total wankers about it AND it still on going total arse wipes,in plain terms there cannot be arse to source the part of a huge £2 instead offered me another camera at £674 ON YOUR BIKE FIX MINE,anyway in the mean time i bought a new camera and lens,yep i got a sony why the best cropped sensor on the market,so i have been having a few issues but at last got my head into gear






cannot moan happy with the set up just need a huge catch up


Thursday, 20 May 2021

JOY OF A HOBBY

 Tern duty again this week like most afternoons with the weather looking rather naff again and yet again i was going get a soaking again ,like most evenings so far ,so i took a slow walk behind the chalets up to the sea wall and on the third from last post ,i notice a small raptor closer look it turn out to be a hobby patch year tick .

what happened for the next hour or so was just amazing the bird dropped onto the beach, i think to let me past


all the time i was snapping away and the bird did worry at all that i was there,then it flipped up and flew off,thinking that was that i carried on walking and the bird landed right in front of me from know where
so i carried on walking and walked right past it,then mike phoned and said he was on his way up so i turned around and walked straight up to the bird which just looked at me as i strolled past


all these photos are uncropped and just resized that how close it was,as i was walking up to meet mike the bird flew up to try to catch a st marks fly and crashed straight into the barbed wire fence but a quick tussle it freed it self as i was legging it fast as i could to help it ,was on the post looking fine and undamaged before i even got there phew .
the next  hour was just a joy watching the bird feeding and just sitting on the wall while me and mike was having a ball,we left it sitting on the wall as we headed home,a day not to forget 


i even got a little tern shot to round a cracking day off





Sunday, 16 May 2021

FULL STOP

 Full stop that about sums things up at the moment,a small infux of wheatears and sedge and reeds,but have been kept best doing my warden bit for the little tern 







if the little tens are not about we still have the long staying male eider to keep me busy watching him catch crabs and shaking the claws off