Saturday, 25 April 2015

Wood Warbler(s) Steal the Show...


I had planned to spend today looking for, watching and hopefully photographing Wood Warblers. I did have a little look for them last weekend but didn't give it that long and so this morning was all about the Warblers.




I did check for any colour ringed individuals but none were noted today but who knows? maybe some might pass through the area on route to northern climes.


This is the first time I have had the opportunity to photograph Wood Warblers and so I am half happy with the results but they are very mobile at times and when up high can be very tricky to get decent light in the shot


Another good day in the forest with Wood Warblers taking the league leaders position and Firecrest dropping down in to second position. Redstarts were present but remained elusive every time the camera was ready. Coal Tits, Tree Creepers, Siskins & Crossbills all added to the mix with Common Buzzards passing over head from time to time. 

Below shows one of the Firecrest shots from today. 


Saturday, 18 April 2015

Dartfords.


Had a wander through one the high heaths of the forest today and despite the chilling north east wind it was pretty warm in the sheltered spots. Dartford Warblers were pretty abundant today with birds almost appearing to sing from every gorse bush. 

Other bits seen today:

Hobby 1 - North of Acres
Redstart - several cracking males
Firecrest -
Tree Pipit -
Cuckoo 1
Marsh Tit 2
Tree Creeper-
Siskin 1
Chiffchaff-
Willow Warbler-

Covered a lot of sites and ground today and thoroughly enjoyed the surroundings, the sun and fresh air.