Jump to content

Zim Girl's (very tiny) Big Year 2018


Zim Girl

Recommended Posts

Zim Girl

Thanks to @Dave Williams and @Galana for helping me decide between a Willow Warbler and a Chiff Chaff.  

 

44.  Chiff Chaff

P1030034c.jpg.c5204da674fead5b4faf00f7baad8506.jpg

 

P1030038c.jpg.5fafaa1ff12b16e540d8f07585f65dd8.jpg

 

P1030042c.jpg.e008fe04c9842e72ba2846ac9e85bd04.jpg

28/04/18  -  Leighton Moss

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 349
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Zim Girl

    200

  • Galana

    27

  • TonyQ

    18

  • Dave Williams

    18

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

We get Sparrowhawks in the garden fairly regularly.  This one was flying around the bushes chasing a small bird.  It didn't get it and landed for a minute.  Just managed to get these but he was jumpin

12.  Robin       Marton Mere, Blackpool  -  06/03/18

Now the big draw to this particular Reserve is the chance to see Marsh Harriers, and Spring is the best time to see them flying low over the reedbeds. This was the absolute highlight of the visit

Posted Images

Zim Girl

This one won't count but he begged me for a picture and who can resist a cute Robin?

 

NC Duplicate

P1030044c.thumb.jpg.5df36e47db8c2cd1815ee38de47bc112.jpg

 

P1030046c.thumb.jpg.97b518efa39113969f7ea7a33a2edd8c.jpg

28/04/18  -  Leighton Moss

 

Edited by Zim Girl
Link to post
Share on other sites
Galana
39 minutes ago, Zim Girl said:

who can resist a cute Robin?

Very few of us. Sometimes if ignored they just sit there until you relent.

Link to post
Share on other sites
michael-ibk

Some very cool stuff Angie! Wow, that´s a lot of Knots, really impressive. Here in Austria they are quite rare and excite all the birders, one last year was probably photographed 10,000 times. (It was a very patient one as @xelas can attest to.) Garganeys, OTOH, are nothing too unusual here.

 

That reserve looks really cool, I also love watching the Marsh Harriers, their flight pattern is very cool. Nice to see how much you are enjoying this after such a short while!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Zim Girl

@michael-ibk Thanks Michael. it's interesting, what can be fairly rare in one country (or even area of a country) and just run of the mill in another.

The reserve is lovely, can't wait for my next visit!  Who would have thought?  It's also funny how many birds we now 'see' just out and about.

I watched a Chiff Chaff (at least I think it was) enjoying our pond waterfall yesterday, would not have noticed that before and thinking about it I reckon there are a lot if small birds out there we have just dismissed in the past as 'funny looking sparrows'.  

Link to post
Share on other sites
Zim Girl

Now a couple from the garden at home.

 

45.  Dunnock

P1020952c.jpg.ac255d97af0fe54937d96b77d3518ce7.jpg

Back garden  -  27/04/18

Link to post
Share on other sites
Zim Girl

46.  Collared Dove

P1030242c.jpg.fee9d692b2f6462a5a6582566f75261a.jpg

Back Garden  -  03/05/18

Link to post
Share on other sites
Zim Girl

I think I am sure of the ID of the next one having just seen @Dave Williams excellent example of this bird.

 

47.  Whitethroat

P1030206c.jpg.da8a77e05aba6d35a48d680d3974c406.jpg

Marton Mere  -  01/05/18

Link to post
Share on other sites
Dave Williams

Common Whitethroat as opposed to Lesser Whitethroat ;)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Zim Girl
On 5/4/2018 at 8:25 PM, Dave Williams said:

Common Whitethroat as opposed to Lesser Whitethroat ;)

 

Oops, yes you are quite right.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Zim Girl

A drive through the Trough of Bowland on Saturday morning proved quite productive bird wise.  Lapwings and Oystercatchers were everywhere. Saw Red Grouse but hanging on for a better picture later.  We heard our first two Cuckoos of the season as well.

There is also a Pipit ID question on my 'Bird ID' thread  http://safaritalk.net/topic/18589-help-needed-please-with-bird-ids/?tab=comments#comment-251987 for anyone who can help please.

 

48.  Lapwing

P1030338c.jpg.8622ab189e3f7ee64ddb29ff68c408c9.jpg

 

P1030340c.jpg.55cf820d0fcb4b685eb6eba981971240.jpg

 

P1030413c.jpg.ee8710c45b3cb7dae6238eeb5c451db5.jpg

 

Lapwing chick

P1030369c.jpg.8fbd262c30d47e0b487fcc6293e938bc.jpg

Trough of Bowland  -  05/05/18

Edited by Zim Girl
Link to post
Share on other sites
Zim Girl

49.  Curlew

P1030432c.jpg.53f7aa3ed9f14845f074d21702604739.jpg

Trough of Bowland  -  05/05/18

Link to post
Share on other sites
Zim Girl

50.  Pied Wagtail

P1030481c.jpg.cef2f1328974b0d36a8c5ff46d1cca89.jpg

Trough of Bowland  -  05/05/18

Link to post
Share on other sites
xelas

Excellent colours on Lapwing! I would love to Like your posts but it does not work for me :( ...

Link to post
Share on other sites
Galana
1 hour ago, xelas said:

Like your posts but it does not work for me :(

Me neither.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Game Warden

Can you keep bug reports to this topic please, where this issue has already been noted and added to the list.

 

Thanks, Matt

Link to post
Share on other sites
TonyQ

Well done on reaching 50 with some excellent photos. The Lapwing chick is very cute.

I think you are addicted now!

Link to post
Share on other sites
PeterHG

Beautiful photos again! You really brought out the colours he Lapwing.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Galana

So busy hitting the like button that I forgot my manners. 50 up. Well done.

Link to post
Share on other sites
lmSA84

Congrats on the big 5...0... lovely shots

Link to post
Share on other sites
Peter Connan

Well done on the first 50!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Zim Girl

Ahh, thanks everyone.  It's only a mini milestone but it was hard won!  I will be trying even harder to see if I can make the 100.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Zim Girl

So to go with the Pied Wagtail, here is a Grey.  Taken a couple of weeks ago at the local park, the first time I have seen them there.

 

51.  Grey Wagtail

P1030171c.jpg.0dd7bcefa142d8a459a8792ca8e9497f.jpg

 

P1030200c.jpg.800fa589442d92171158d5defb66e376.jpg

Stanley Park  -  30/04/18

Link to post
Share on other sites
Zim Girl

Back to the morning in Bowland and a couple of Pipits.  There are slight variations between them and thanks to @Galana I am taking a chance on them being different.

 

52.  Meadow Pipit

P1030379c.jpg.f1a19a37ff4fe8e7c3763fbd9ba47d35.jpg

Trough of Bowland  -  05/05/18

Link to post
Share on other sites
Zim Girl

53.  Tree Pipit

P1030325c.jpg.7effa072c50c645faf251cf3a7f8adb8.jpg

Grizedale, Forest of Bowland  -  05/05/18

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Safaritalk uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By using Safaritalk you agree to our use of cookies. If you wish to refuse the setting of cookies you can change settings on your browser to clear and block cookies. However, by doing so, Safaritalk may not work properly and you may not be able to access all areas. If you are happy to accept cookies and haven't adjusted browser settings to refuse cookies, Safaritalk will issue cookies when you log on to our site. Please also take a moment to read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy: Terms of Use l Privacy Policy