Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Warwickshire Fields

Wandering aimlessly around the local fields gave me the chance to use my macro!

Warwickshire Walkabout

Muntjac Deer

I am not very motivated at the moment and following a shift from hell yesterday at work, I needed some solitude, so roamed aimlessly through some local Warwickshire countryside. It was nice to find my first Spotted Flycatchers of the year. As a kid, Spotted Flycatchers were regular in our garden (but alas no longer). I always remember the old lady next door, when asked if she had seen the Spotted Flycatchers, replying, "no, but I have seen plenty of spotted flies"! These little devils did not want to come into the light!

Spotted Flycatcher

Tufted Duck

Monday, 24 June 2013

Garden Macro

Feeling tireder than a tired thing, I decided to wander about the garden like a zombie with my macro lens and attempt some images!

I'm so tired!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Summer Leys LNR (Northants)

Great Crested Grebe

I have to say that the small Summer Leys LNR in Northamptonshire is one of my favourites, especially in the early mornings. Today was no exception and it was a real pleasure in the warm sunshine, just wandering around with no specific objectives. Two Green Sandpipers were my first for the year as was an eclipse Garganey, with a second bird which was more elusive and possibly female or juvenile. The wooded paths were alive with the song of Garden Warblers, Willow Warblers, Blackcap and Whitethroat. List of sightings at end of post.

Common Tern

Willow Warbler

Reed Warbler


Great Crested Grebe


Mute Swan

Reed Bunting

Todays Sightings:

Black Headed Gull; LBB Gull; Magpie; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Wood Pigeon; Jackdaw; Rook; Carrion Crow; Common Tern; Great Crested Grebe; Mute Swan; Coot; Tufted Duck; Gadwall; Mallard; Wigeon; Black Swan; Canada Goose; Lapwing; Moorhen; Reed Warbler; Willow Warbler; Reed Bunting; Shoveler; Redshank; Oystercatcher; Grey Heron; Wren; Goldfinch; Blackbird; Robin; Greenfinch; Chaffinch; Blackcap; Little Egret; Bullfinch; Cormorant; Teal; Starling; Cuckoo; Green Sandpiper; Whitethroat; Song Thrush; Garden warbler; Great Tit; Pied wagtail; Blue Tit; Dunnock; Sedge Warbler; Garganey; Pheasant; Chiffchaff.