Welcome to my blog!..This will be used as a diary of my many days out chasing rare birds,local birding and my experiences in the fantastic natural world of the UK,with a scattering of photos thrown in as well.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The Carr's and Mess....
Digger Wasp - Ammophila sabulosa.
Juvenile Reed Warbler.
Firstly a visit to the carrs to check out a reported Quail or 2 at Worlaby drew a blank,but i managed to see a single Barn Owl sat next to it's nest box at the river and amazingly i could hear the Common Crane calling from the direction of Bonby,so that was my next port of call.On the way down to the river at Bonby another Barn Owl was seen,but this time at close range showing very nicely along the roadside,what a beauty!.I then parked up and had a scan around and before long the female Osprey flew in with a fish and proceeded to eat it's breakfast.I again heard the Crane calling from the direction of Saxby village,but still didn't see it!.Also seen down here was a single Peregrine perched on top of one of the pylons across the river in Appleby Carrs.I then travelled over to Messingham to see what i could find around the reserve with the best bird highlights being 1 adult and 2 juv. Spotted Flycatcher showing very well as the adult fed it's hungry fledglings,2 juv. Common Tern over Grebe lake,1 Green Woodpecker and a single Green Sand.Insect highlights were provided by 14 Red Admiral,Brown Argus and a Violet-ground Beetle.On the journey home,2 Common Buzzard and a single Marsh Harrier was seen over fields near to Briggate Lodge roundabout.