Sunday, July 29, 2007

I was looking through some past photos I had taken and came across a set of images of brambling and chaffinch at the feeding station at moore nr in march 04. One of my favourite birds is brambling so with a combination of several images I came up with this watercolour.

Thursday, July 26, 2007


The 1st summer glossy Ibis was showing well on pollys pool and then on the saltmarsh. No sign of the pec sand at nells hide. 3 little egrets,1 greenshank,12 snipe and peregrine also. I visited crosby on the way back. 5 kittewakes, 1 little gull, 1 ad med and a common sand were the best of it . .

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Seaforth NR,

A white-rumped sandpiper was an excellent find at Seaforth today. Viewing through the fence and into the sun the views were not good. It was quite distant but once you had got onto it, the sandpiper stood out from the dunlins with its pale belly and elongated shape and spotted flanks. Most of the dunlins still sporting thier black bellies.

For some excellent photos and the full story of this bird go to

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Prescot reservoirs,
Billy had hobby on Monday again. Today a reed warbler was singing but skulking in the meadow,6 common sand, and 1 common tern.
2 male emperor dragonflys,2 male broad bodied chasers, 4 common darter and several common blue damselfly were around the new pond today.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Prescot Reservoirs,
Friday the 13th was a very productive day at the reservoirs. Early morning produced ringed plover,redshank and dunlin.5 common sandpipers were around most of the day. A superb adult summer med gull called in but best of all a hobby gave a flying display as it chased a house martin unsuccessfully.
In the afternoon 12 common terns (1 juv) stayed for half an hour. A very early returning female Wheatear was looking forlorn in the heavy rain at wheatear corner.

Thursday 12th July A Drake common scoter was still present after arriving yesterday. 45 tufted duck, 2 ruddy duck 12 great creasted grebe and 96 coot kept it company.