Saturday, 20 September 2008

Brockholes Wetlands LWT - 20th September 2008

with recent days producing a great number of migrating Honey Buzzards throughout the country, I thought I would make an effort at Brockholes as I would assume migrating Birds of Prey would use a major river valley such as the Ribble for direction. Before I had time to react, I received a text from Bill Aspin saying that John Wright had seen a Juv fly >SW...damn! maybe there would be more.

I went down and because of the last few days producing a juv Hobby on the back pits of the site near Boilton Woods, I headed in that direction. There were several assembled observers and we soon picked up the Hobby. This was by far the best experience I have had with a Hobby and I even managed to hear an Alarm Call as it was flushed by a fisherman. This is a nice late record and a promising bird...

Also on Site was 2 Snipe and overhead there were 7 Curlew and 3 Golden Plover >west, the latter being increasingly hard to see down at the quarry.

No Honey Buzzard but theres still time...

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Black Necked Grebe, Condor Green - 14th September 2008

Juv Black Necked Grebe and moulting adult Little Grebe - Condor Pool
Southern Hawker - Longsands, Preston

A nice addition to my Fylde list(now standing at 187) was a juvenille Black Necked Grebe at Condor Pool in North Fylde on the afternoon of 14th September. Also seen at my house was a Migrant Hawker, which was a nice late suprise.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Beacon Fell - Mountain Boarding photoshoot

A couple of friends of mine are looking to get sponsered by a mountain boarding team, and asked me to take a few photo's of them on beacon fell. They have already been asked to go and have a test run at a mountain boarding club in chester for a sponsership...