BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE FOREST OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Chat news....


....some pics, and a MEGA!


Stonechat. Paul Foster.

Theres some good news about the Stonechats and Whinchats in Bowland but as yet I don't know which area but reckon I'll soon be about to as PF will be in touch. Meanwhile take a look Here

Cuckoo Marc Heath

Some of last years - and this years - tagged Cuckoos have already left the country for Africa, whether or not you took an interest in them last year you should get up to date on this years movements and be prepared to be amazed Here

Spanish Sparrow Ana Minguez

I couldn't resist this little beauty, the male Spanish Sparrow with thanks to AM.

Shag. Gary Jones.

Nor could I resist this excellent mug shot of the Shag with thanks to GJ. If you have an interest in the mountaineering scene in addition to wildlife you'd be well advised to keep your eyes on GJ


And the MEGA....


Little Swift Zac Hinchcliffe


A LITTLE SWIFT has been found at New Brighton on the Wirral, and the last I heard it was still showing well at 9.18pm this evening. The Little Swift was first recorded on Cape Clear Island, Count Cork, Ireland in June 1967, and records since in the UK don't quite amount to a double figure. Only two of these birds have ever stayed for more than a single day and is a species that has eluded the vast majority of twitchers. 


So....sounds like you'd better 'get on your bike' if you want to see this little flying machine with a striking broad white rump and square tail.

6 comments:

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Peter! .. beautiful bird pictures and good information .. Greetings .. good work

Warren Baker said...

Cant wait for september Pete, thats my time for a chat!

Little swift eh? I'll have to check my house martins more thoroughly !

Magia da Inês said...

Olá!
Passei para admirar suas fotografias.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.
¸¸.º°❤♫♫♪¸¸.°
°º✿⊱╮

Pete Woodruff said...

Ana.

Gracias por su continuo apoyo y amables comentarios.

Warren.

Yes look carefully at your House Martins, and if one has a dark underside!

Anes.

Obrigado olhando dentro em Birds2blog e por seu comentário tipo, por favor ligue-se novamente em breve.

Espero que o meu Português é bom o suficiente para você entender.

Gary Jones said...

Good stuff Pete, thanks for using my photos, nice to see the Nuthatch shot up there

Pete Woodruff said...

The thanks is mine Gary. Its excellent and looks gud up there dunnit!