Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Perfect Timing.

I had my third sighting of the Cockersand 11 December male Stonechat, still there on Monday.

1st winter male Stonechat. Crook Cottage 18 December. Pete Woodruff.

Talk about perfect timing....As I arrived at Crook Cottage the bird was flitting here and there, and promptly went atop of a fencepost by the cottage and obliged perfectly whilst I fumbled with my thirty quids worth of camera to achieve at least a second rate image of this stunning little bird....You can keep yer Siberian Rubythroat!

I had seen and spoken with AC on Moss Lane, and fifteen minutes later he contacted me to ask if I was near the Lighthouse Cottage, and could I see the Stonechat in the area. I was soon able to reply that the bird was in fact on the roof of Crook Cottage, to which AC was able to confirm that two male Stonechat were now present at Cockersand as he was looking at another 1st winter male on the shingle near the Caravan Park....Nice one AC.

To be continued....    


Marc Heath said...

A nice capture Pete and nice to see someone being so passionate about a particular species.

Richard Pegler said...

It's great to see your own photo of your favourite species, Pete. Well done! I hope that you and you loved-ones have a wonderful Christmas, and wish you all the best for 2018 - - Richard

David Gascoigne said...

Great sightings to be sure. I didn't think you could buy camera equipment for thirty quid!

Noushka said...

Well done Pete!
I would readily swap a Stonechat for a Redwing thrush!!!
I published very recently on the species and got Richard to comment that you would be thrilled to see the pics! LOL!
Thank you for the honour you did to my Brambling!
Wishing you great moments as this year ends, a merry Xmas and interesting sightings for 2018 :)