Saturday, 15 June 2013

Heinz 57+

Had 3 hours on the local patched and bagged over 57 different birds, 2 hares, and a roe deer.

I thought this time of year on my patch was a bit quiet but how wrong am I, how about this lot and I have probably missed a few.
Curlew, Yellow wagtail, Pied wagtail, Chiff chaff, Blackcap, Willow warbler, Sedge warbler, Oyster catcher, Mute swan, Greylag goose, Mallard, Grey Heron, Long tailed tit, Coal tit, Great tit, Blue tit, Bullfinch, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Jay, Blackbird, Song thrush, Mistle thrush, Tufted duck, Linnet, Greenfinch, Goldfinch,  White-throat, Kestrel, Chaffinch, Wood-pigeon, Crow, Jackdaw, Moorhen, Reed bunting, Tree sparrow, House sparrow, Dunnock, Yellow hammer, Redshank, Red partridge, Pheasant, Mute swan, Wren, Robin, Gad-wall, Black headed gull, Swift, Swallow, House martin, Sand martin, Snipe, Buzzard, Marsh harrier, Peregrine, Rook, Great crested grebe ,Little Grebe.

The highlight was probably 4 separate Cuckoo, and two separate White-throat families.

Its there if you look!!


  1. Nice one! Where are you seeing snipe, 6 months in and they are still eluding my bins!

  2. Hi Andy.
    you must be well settled in over here by now.Hows it going?
    snipe are all over at the minute but hard to spot due to lush grass etc.the call is the give away plenty at north duff carrs and at foggy ponds (you been there yet?)

    keep in touch.

  3. Foggy ponds?! Is that foggathorpe? Yes all settled in thanks, really not been out much lately with various commitments except to do BBS. Must make more of an effort!