These Black-necked grebes were just off the quay at Tresco today.
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
This Long-tailed Duck was off the Quay at New Grimsbey this Morning.
Long-tailed duck's breeding habitat is in tundra pools and marshes, but also along sea coasts and in large mountain lakes in the North Atlantic region, Alaska, northern Canada, northern Europe and Russia. They are migratory and winter along the eastern and western coasts of North America, on the Great Lakes, coastal northern Europe and Asia, with stragglers to the Black Sea. The most important wintering area is the Baltic Sea.
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
The subalpine warbler (Sylvia cantillans) is a small typical warbler which breeds in the southernmost areas of Europe and northwest Africa. This small passerine bird is migratory, and winters along the southern edge of the Sahara. It occurs as a vagrant well away from the breeding range, in both spring and autumn as far north as Great Britain.
I have just come back from a week in the North West were it was fairly quiet, there were large numbers of Black- tailed Godwitts on Marsh-side plus some Pintail's , I did see 2 Hen Harriers at Parkgate 1x Male 1x Female although distant but the numbers of Field fares was increasing into the thousands by the time I left as a sign of colder weather was on the way.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Friday, 10 October 2014
Adult Pomarine Skua
On Yesterdays Pelagic to the seven stones reef we saw 1x Adult Pom 1x Adult Arctic Skua 7x Great Skuas 5x Grey Phalaropes 9x Balearic Shearwaters 2x Manx Shearwaters 6x Storm Petrels 3x Common Dolphins