Whos keeping an eye on me....

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Common Redstart

Mornings birding with Jeff to track down a couple of migrants not yet seen this year. The Goyt Valley was fairly quiet with 4 Pied Flycatcher and a quick song from a Redstart that we never saw or heard again. A quick stop at Danebower didn't produce a Ring Ouzel but we managed 4 Golden Plover nearby.

Back at Jeffs home we walked the reservoir where we eventually managed a female Common Redstart that showed well and right at the death we managed to find of the singing males. A Tree Pipit flew in to ensure the morning finished well.

                                                             Common Redstart female

Monday, 3 May 2021

Two owls species, two trees, two hundred yards apart

A local patch that provides two species of Owl within a few hundred yards of each other.

A pair of Little Owls are quite conspicuous and fairly cooperative, while a Tawny Owl is certainly inconspicuous as it roosts outside its nest hole.

 Little Owl 

You cant hide ......

Very inconspicuous Tawny Owl

ah, there you are...