PRESTWICK CARR HAS A LOT TO OFFER

I spent most of the weekend at the Carr hoping to see the tawny owl,but as luck has it he did not show.

But I did get to see the whitethroat,this was a first for me and get a photo of this cracking bird was a bonus for me.that was on Saturday,when I was there I met city birder for the fist time,I am glad I did for he put me in the right direction to see the whitethroat,I thank him for that.
Sunday was a cracking day,the barn owl was out hunting for a good half hour,the views we got of him were the best I have had in a long while.


2 comments:

Johnnykinson said...

Hi Little Sparrow
That is good timing. Just wanted to say thanks as i got the Black Grouse Lekking in the exact place you said. The bonus was there was a Woodcock right in front as well, also a few Whimbrel . Had a great day and thanks again. Will bump into you one day. I get up to Prestwick quite a lot. Did you get instructions where to see the Tawny Owl? If not let me know as i've seen it a few times. An account of my day at Langdon Common and pic. of Woodcock is on my blog if you are interested. sedgedunumwarbler.blogspot.com
Good luck and thanks again
John

Citybirding said...

Shaun,
Super pics especially the Barn Owl
Dick

WILD FLOWERS

All wild flowers were taken over the past year,most of them in the Northumberland area.

RED CLOVER

RED CLOVER

WATER AVENS

WATER AVENS

COMMON SPOTTED ORCHID

COMMON SPOTTED ORCHID

NORTHERN MARSH ORCHID

NORTHERN MARSH ORCHID

PYRENEAN LILY

PYRENEAN LILY

MONKEYFLOWER

MONKEYFLOWER

PRIMROSE

PRIMROSE

SPEAR THISTLE

SPEAR THISTLE

WILD TEASEL

WILD TEASEL

SEA CAMPION

SEA CAMPION

MEADOW CRANE'S BILL

MEADOW CRANE'S BILL

COMMON RAGWORT

COMMON RAGWORT

A small collection of photos of our local birds

Most of these birds were photographed in the north east area.

SWALLOW

SWALLOW

MALE SISKIN

MALE SISKIN

FEMALE SISKIN

FEMALE SISKIN

MEADOW PIPIT

MEADOW PIPIT

REDPOLL

REDPOLL

SEDGE WARBLER

SEDGE WARBLER

GREEFINCH

GREEFINCH

TREE SPARROW

TREE SPARROW

YELLOWHAMMER

YELLOWHAMMER

CHIFFCHAFF

CHIFFCHAFF

LONG-TAILED TIT

LONG-TAILED TIT

WHEATEAR

WHEATEAR

Nuthatch

Nuthatch

Dunnock

Dunnock

Blue tit

Blue tit

Wren

Wren

Heron

Heron

the glossy ibis

my fist sighting of the glossy ibis was a good one, there it was right in front of the window,there was at least 15 people taking shots of it,must be the most photographed bird in the north east
and rightly so.

glossy ibis

glossy ibis

birds of pray

most of these birds were photographed in captivity,the ones with out names are not identified as yet.

peregrine
red kite

golden eagle

SPARROWHAWK

TAKEN AT BIGWATERS

GOSHAWK

This bird was taken in on the borders of Scotland,

SCREECH OWL

SCREECH OWL

let me out

let me out

snowy owl

snowy owl

TRIP TO THE INNER FARNE

All photos were taken on the Inner farne Island on July of this year,this was my second trip to the Islands the first being to Staple Island last year.