Friday 27 June 2014

Swiftly passed Derek Nimmo

A slew of quality birds over the past couple of weeks have secured us a place rise. Most amazing perhaps is the first house sparrow for a couple of years. yes, bloody amazing. perhaps the species is bouncing back. I think they are breeding in Lyn's house. Other additions include a curlew, a good few 'arse martins and swifts galore. Apus-tastic.

Bring on the autumn!

Da procs.

Monday 16 June 2014

swiftly past Seppy

A few swifts and a lone canada goose puts me on 89 species and 68.46%.

More importantly a whole percentage point a head of Seppy.  Always makes a posting worthwhile.

Happy Days


Thursday 12 June 2014

Close-up Daffy

Crikey - two posts in a week.

Daffy showed better today than ever before and appears to be........a Common Scoter. Nice close Surfie too. Still need to sort out the score,


Tuesday 10 June 2014

Something to shout about

Despite last-minute stats collation in readiness for the World Cup, that's no excuse for the radio-silence of late. But tonight I have something to shout about - a Hobby - first full-fat patch tick of the year. And, better still, Daffy Duck is back :-)

Cue well dodgy photos...

Will catch up with and update the list soon.


Monday 9 June 2014

Come on, come on, do the locustella with me

FFS - Boghall has been dire of late. Garden warblers are lacking this year, no swifts yet and no house martins either. Things were looking grim, but just got grimmer with a wee flock of feral greylag flying about the place. I could do without that kind of thing. But I did notch up a grasshopper warbler the other day there, which brings us to 66 or 70.21% (all things are relative after all).

Sunday 1 June 2014

Plodding on towards the ton!

Haven't been on here for a while as nothing really interesting has been happening on patch. That said a couple of "bankers" have turned up since last time I posted -- a couple of swifts over the lake, VERY distant gannet from the one elevated section of patch with a sliver of sea visible, and finally the a late-returning spotted fly.

Which brings the tally to 96.05%

That's a good thing... because I'll be leaving the patch from the end of July until early December. That's right... I'm going to miss the Autumn. Yikes!