I'm desperate, and I think Birds2blog may be beginning to fall apart, mainly due to the lack of birding opportunities for me. This post may well fall below the quality of the last one which in itself was pretty moderate to say the least, but anyway....here goes with a bit of a mixed bag.
Blackcap Warren Baker
I think these two images of the female Blackcap are brilliant for their quality and originality, and if you wanted a humorous slant to them they would have to be titled - top to bottom - 'This looks good' - 'Anybody looking'. What a stunning little bird, I really do think these are excellent and thanks for letting me share them Warren.
Male Hen Harrier.
There was two interesting reports yesterday evening/dusk from two locations, one in the east and one in the west involving an excellent number of 12 Hen Harriers, being six seen at Blacktoft Sands in East Yorkshire - three of which were male - and six at Parkgate Marsh in Cheshire. I get a great deal of pleasure seeing any records of the Hen Harrier, but twelve all seen at one time in two locations is exceptional. A bird on the road to extinction at the hands of the slaves of the rich and sometimes famous 'moorland owners'.
Bighorn Sheep Tim Kuhn
The Bighorn sheep originally crossed to North America over the Bering land bridge from Siberia. An ancient land bridge which connected Asia with North America during the Pleistocene ice ages which spanned from about 2.5 million to 12,000 years ago. The horn of this sheep can weigh up to 14kg, whilst the sheep can weigh up to 140kg. Thanks Tim for this brilliant portrait of the amazing Bighorn.
I have to say the prospects of some birding tomorrow verge on being a certainty. I can feel the excitement coming on....WOW!