Monday, 25 October 2010

Local Birding!

With my car in the garage it was about all I could
manage really, I haven't been out for a couple of
weeks what with moving house and only just getting
over the Flu!

A local trip was about all I could do, and I'm glad it
was. First up, Peregrines. I haven't been up to see
these for quite a while and with the rest of hills pretty
quite I thought it was about time I paid them a visit

First up the Female, I've been watching these birds for
the last three years on and off and to this day I'm still
amazed by their speed and agility, This girl can really
move when she wants too. I've had her zoom past my
head before now chasing Jackdaws and she becomes
a blur!

Today she wasn't chasing, just calmly gliding around
having a little fun with her mate.

The male, not so easy as the Female to photograph,
this fellow can really move, He remained at distance
today but I did managed one decent shot as he came
past chasing the Female.

They played for a little while before they both zoomed
off into the distance, probably getting a little hungry after
all that excercise.

Next up, Castlemorton Common, another place I haven't
visited in a while. Castlemorton can be an odd place, at
times it can be decilate and other's it can be alive with

Today wasn't exactly alive but I did manage to find
a few birds Meadow Pipits seem to everywhere I turned.
A small flock of Linnets were busily feeding amongst the
grass and a pair of Stonechats were flying up high catching
insects. I spent most of mine time with the Stonechats as
the female was very confiding, allowing me to get some
decents shot's.
The male was completely different, I couldn't get anywhere
near him, with time running out I left it there.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

No Time!

Well, I'm finally back on the internet, after a week without
having it, you don't realise how much you use until it's gone.
I've been busy moving house over this last week, hopefully
I'll be able to get out soon and start posting again, were just
starting to get straight now.

Report's look pretty good on the hill's with Redwing and
Fieldfare in good numbers around Happy Valley. A few Ring
Ouzel around too, I managed to find a single one a couple of
week's on British Camp but It didn't hang around for long.

As I say I've not really had a chance to go out recently, my last
trip was on the Malverns, visiting North Hill and The Beacon.
North Hill didn't really produce much, although there was a
single bird on the summit that had me wandering, I think it's
a young Skylark but I wasn't sure. Let me know what you
think, the picture isn't very good I'm afriad but I'm sure
someone will be able to tell.

The Beacon had the usually Meadow Pipit's around the summit.
There was a single Wheatear, which was very confiding allowing
me to grab a few decent photo's...

Hopefully all being well, and If I can shake this darn cold I've had
for the last week, I'll be able to get out this weekend, I'll let you
know how I get on.