Nov 212017

A round-up of the last weekend’s Birding Trips. I have visited several sites over the past few days, including Rutland Water, Bridlington, Covenham and Cropwell Bishop in Nottinghamshire, as there have been a few good birds around including Red-necked Phalarope, American Wigeon, Red-necked Grebe and Great Grey Shrike. The mild weather has also seen many insects still on the wing and at Rutland Water on the 19th November, I saw a Migrant Hawker dragonfly, my latest ever. Still a few Peacock and Red Admiral, truly amazing. My Year List is now on a modest 240

American Wigeon – drake – Rutland Water (the bird is second in from the left) – Tony Davison©

Great Grey Shrike – a pure record shot – not often one of these birds is seen far inland and over agricultural land – Oxley, Nottinghamshire – Tony Davison©

Red-crested Pochard – drake – another record shot. Over 40 of these attractive ducks were at Rutland Water – Tony Davison©

Great Black-backed Gull – juvenile – Yorkshire – Tony Davison©

Turnstone – above 3 images – taken in the rain at a well known Yorkshire harbour – Tony Davison ©

Mute Swan – above 2 images – a fine cob in fine fettle – Rutland Water – Tony Davison©

An autumnal Robin at Rutland Water – above 2 images – Tony Davison©



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