Thursday, 25 August 2016

Whinchat et al

Its the time of year now that we look out for our Summer visitor species that drop in for a refuel on their way South to warmer climes. One of the places I look is the Parkland that I regularly walk where there are several good spots to search the bushes and small trees for migrants.  One has to get lucky though as a visit to an area one day will produce nothing and the following day there will be several species.

Over a period of two days I checked around the favourite locations and also went in search of species identified by other local Birders. Below are the results of my efforts.

Firstly a bird I haven't seen for a long time, the Whinchat.
Not great photographs unfortunately as I was looking into the Sun's direction and through various tall grasses etc.




Another species that we usually get a visit from at this time, the Spotted Flycatcher.
This one is courtesy of my 'Spotter' on that occasion Paul G. (Thanks Paul)




Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs are always going to turn up in some numbers, but again they were there one day and not the next.















Below is a Garden Warbler. (I think)



I think the one below is a Reed Warbler, but I could be wrong as you know.




Below is a Greenfinch and of course one of our resident species.




22 comments:

  1. Nice selection. It's so easy to be in the wrong place at the wrong time with migrants.

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  2. Lots of lovely photos - a good crop of elderberries too.

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    1. Thanks D. Yes quite plentiful now.

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  3. Very good Roy, all these meet are amazing, good job.

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  4. Hei Roy! Olet nähnyt todella kiinnostavia lintuja!

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    1. Se tekee muutoksen sijasta perhosia Anne. {:))

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  5. A lovely selection of photos. I'm on the look out, too. An Osprey or two always stop off for a very short while on my local reservoir, but frustratingly I always miss them!

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    1. Thanks Wendy, yes we had a visitation last year from and Osprey and I missed it.

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  6. Happy that you got to see all these lovely birds Roy, as selfishly I also get to see them and they are a joy. Beautiful header shot too.

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  7. Hi Roy
    received top notch very nice photos, something one looks very much like to ...
    greetings Frank

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  8. Hi Roy!
    Lovely to see the Whinchat, did you get to see the Redstart on the same day? Pretty sure it is a Reed Warbler in your photo.
    J
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    1. Hi John, no I missed the Redstart, but I knew about it.
      Thanks for that about the Reed Warbler.

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  9. ¡Preciosas fotos de unas aves que compartimos!. Un saludo desde Asturias.

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  10. A Whinchat I myself have never had before my lens.
    You can make beautiful pictures of these beautiful birds. Top!

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