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

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Birdings Golden Rule.

Take a look at the previous post if you've not already done so. The 'Mystery Bird' brings about my referring to one of my 'Golden Rules'.

WITH MY BIRDING SKILL THERE'S THE NEED TO ACCEPT HUMILITY WITH ERROR.

The Mystery Bird which visited our garden is of course a young Woodpigeon. You wouldn't think I was the owner of the brilliant BWP reference book which tells me the Woodpigeon can start to lay mid-February and that the bird in our garden could be almost 2 months old....SHUKS!!....Learning something new every day. 

OK....So having made a fool of myself I'm not prepared to leave this post void of a pic or two....three actually.


 Pheasant Brian Rafferty

The Pheasant. A bird I would imagine ignored by almost every right thinking birder, it's so stupid it walks out into the road in front of your car, they do it by the dozen in the Forest of Bowland. But one thing for sure, when it comes to having character and being colourful, this bird is a winner. Thanks Brian....yet another image with a difference.

 Hawfinch Noushka Dufort  

The Hawfinch. The elusive bird many of us find difficult to get onto our 'list'. Thanks Noushka....you didn't just get this one onto your list, you achieved an excellent photograph of it too. 

Grasshopper Warbler Simon Hawtin   

The Grasshopper Warbler. I've been birding a couple of years now, but I've never seen a Grasshopper Warbler as well as this one. Thanks Simon....brilliant.

2 comments:

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastic pictures. Love it.. :-)))

Pete Woodruff said...

Thanks to Brian/Noushka/Simon on this ocassion, they are indeed fantastic pictures Ana and thank you for saying so.