Friday, July 24, 2009

It's that time of year again

Time to don the midge-nets and make that 9 hour drive north.

This is where we'll be ringing:


And this is, hopefully, what we'll be catching:


See you all again in August!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The highlight of half a day in the field...

Says it all, really!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Terek Sand

After an increasingly frustrating afternoon missing the bird by literally about 30 seconds about four or five times, I was happy when I finally got onto the bird as it moved out along the sandbank. Unfortunately, it was fairly distant, the sun was behind it, the wind was wobbling my tripod, and the bird refused to stay still, constantly moving and flying 100 or so yards along the shore every minute or two, usually to directly in front of the sun...
I took two shots. As you can see, neither was really worth taking.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Back to Frodsham

Highlights from Frodsham were an adult Black-necked Grebe (below), 130 Dunlin (1 juv) and, erm, 4 Redshank.


Auto white-balance nightmare.

Two shelduck things were over at the back with a large flock of Common Shelduck. One looked alright for being a Ruddy Shelduck and the other appeared to be a female Cape Shelduck.