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2019-11-24

Some nice birds in the garden

Permalink 05:59:39, Categories: Admin - Howard King  

No month passes without something interesting turning up in the garden, but being able to snap a picture is not always possible. However, this month the birds were exceptional in that a real rarity turned up - an Evermann's Redstart. Initially, I had thought it just a Common Redstart having just glimpsed one but it soon showed well enough for ID. It was a chance not to miss, so it was a case of sit and wait.

Evermann's Redstart
Evermann's Redstart

Evermanns Redstart

Common Redstart -
Redstart

A regular over the years but always nice to see
Masked Shrike
Masked Shrike

A regular around at the same time
Whitethroat
Whitethroat

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2019-10-26

Birds found between the office and home

Permalink 17:09:16, Categories: Observation by Howard  

My route between my home and the office is always prone to rush hour traffic often as a means to easy that time I often stop on accessible bits of the shore - it's always rewardng just for the peace of mind it offers then with a few birds thrown in for good measure it can be - well you know the feeling


Redshank
Redshank
Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover
Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover
Turnstone
Turnstone

Pied Wheatear both Females and Males
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

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2019-05-31

May unforntaely had it limitation

Permalink 20:54:17, Categories: Admin - Howard King  

Unfortunately, Old Age caught up with me, by way of collapsed back vertebrae, 6 in total, and as a consequence, I haven't been able to move much further than a chair in front of a garden window since shortly after my talk on Hawar given in late March. Hopefully, it is a period of time that will end soon.

Interestingly even with this - the task turned up its own anomalies. The obs I had of the few migrants I clocked in and out, in terms of the time frame noted, didn't fit with the previous period recorded data. Several Species of whom I had thought would have long passed were recorded in the case of the Whitethroat in quite good numbers up until the end of the May whilst for a Female Blackcap, it remains a regular seen even today June 14th.

A most interesting obs for early May and a first for the Garden was the all too quick visit from a Wryneck -

Wryneck

A seasonal regular was a solitary Nightingale which stayed a week early in the month and then left as expected

Nightingale

The whitethroats on occasions 5 or 6 birds started being noted on the 5th and stayed up until the 29th - It had been a species I thought to pass almost completely by April end.

Whitethroat

Whitethroat

The last obs
Whitethroat

Blackcap were in the garden when I first put the camera up one remains a female mentioned above

Blackcap

Blackcap

This is her - my semi-resident Female and a real prize for any sporting chap passing
Blackcap

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2019-04-02

Catching up - but will be less pics than before

Permalink 04:42:35, Categories: Observation by Howard  

So April fools day has successfully passed - time to catch up

Masked Shrike
Masked Shrike

Pratincoles passing
pratincoles

Red Rumped Swallow
Redrumped swallow

Swallow
swallow

Northern Whaetear
Northern Wheatear

Northern Whaetear
Northern Wheatear

Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear

Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler

Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler

Barred Warbler
Barred Warbler

Rufous Bushcat
Rufous Bushchat

Stonechat
Stonechat

Whinchat
Whinchat

Upchers Warbler
Upchers Warbler

Tree Pipit
Tree Pipit

Tree Pipit
Tree Pipit

Saunders's Tern
Saunders's Tern

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