It's hard to have a bad day birding at the moment _ if you can dodge the rain, Spring migrants are pouring through.
March 2006 Archives
Tech heads still trying to load my video of these beasties onto the blog...in the meantime here's a few blurred night time shots....
Plenty of birds on the move now that the temperatures have edged up and the wind has begun behaving itself.
Whizzed around Marshside this morning prior to Mother's Day dinner etc etc.
Okay, I can't resist it...here's a few more blurred Waxwings from Scotland.....
Just back from a week in FREEZING Speyside with Mrs D....
Apologies for blog-neglect .....normal service will be resumed tomorrow (I promise)!
My Daily Post column this week is on a great new book, plus Sprawks, Coltsfoot and Feral Pigeons eating earthworms.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...
DEFRA have released the following press release, entitled GREEN FARMERS HELP NORTH WEST BIRD POPULATION BEAT NATIONAL AVERAGE, which makes interesting reading.
The RSPB contacted me with details of a few events they've got planned at Marshside.
The ECHO carried a story last week about plans down at the docks to relax some of the "anti-terror" access rules that effectively made getting to Seaforth way too much hassle for normal mortals.
I've had loads of Grey Wagtails flying over Dempsey Towers, but this afternoon my first bird "on the deck" wandered up the garden path....
Bill Merriman just e-mailed me from Childwall where he had five Redwings in his garden while clearing the snow yesterday _ winter doesn't want to make way for the Swallows just yet!
Freezing out on the marsh today, with loads of snow and a cruel easterly cutting thro' everything.
Better late than never...."Tropical" Thomason had ELEVEN Jack Snipe at Taggs Island on Wednesday.
The rain continues to batter down as I bash this in, but all is not lost.
Latest records from Downholland/Haskayne, courtesy of Derek Williams....
"Just to let you know we had two fabulous days at Parkgate last week, on Wednesday and Thursday," Richard Smith told me _and he wasn't kidding!
Cold but sunny at Marshside today...4 Avocets - fast asleep for most of the time.
Busy few days _ off to the Philharmonic with the in-laws, bit of gull roosting and seawatching and lots of snow...(and even some work).