Monday, 28 February 2011

Another trip to St Ives

Monday 28th Feb. 2:00 till 3:00 pm
Took another trip to St.Ives, saw the usuals, Mallard Ducks,
Canada Geese, Coot and Common Gull. Cold today only 2°C.
Canada Goose


Mallard Ducks

Sunday, 27 February 2011


This morning it was light rain showers but it was 
on and off then I went to my grandad back garden.
I am growing onions inside my house.
this is a picture from st Ives


Saturday, 26 February 2011

St. Ives visit

Saturday 26th February 10:30- 11:30am
The day started with rain but brightened up enouph late morning for
me to go back to St. Ives near Bingley. I saw a wider variety of birds
this time although the ones I saw last time were there, Mallards,Canada
and Coots. This time I saw a Moorhen,squirrel pinching the bird seed
and a pair I'm not sure about. The Snowdrops were flowering near the

Not sure about this pair.

Moorhen feeding at the waters edge

Squirrel nicking the bird seed

Snowdrops flowering

warm weather

Thursday 24th Feb pm.
Today I went outside to enjoy the sunshine it went up to 14°C today felt
quite warm in the sun . Snowdrops flowering well, so took a picture.
Snowdrops floweing

Monday, 21 February 2011


Monday 21st February 2011
This morning its sleeting but later on it turned to snow but it didn't settle when it hit the
ground because it was wet surface. It is still sleet, rain and snow but there will be a frost
tonight but 3°C because of heavy rain 18:00 and 21 :00.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Birding at St. Ives near Bingley.

Sunday 20th February 0930 - 1030am
Went to the St. Ives estate this morning, it was cold only 2°C , overcast and still
some snow lying on the ground. Went to the lake where there were plenty Ducks,
Canada Goose, Coots and Common Gulls to see.
I think these are Common Gulls
A pair of Coots having a swim

Mallard Ducks male & female, Canada Goose and Coot.

snowing this morning

Saturday 19th February
It is snowing this morning and so not going out birding today.
Built a snowman instead

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Beginners Views

Today I took my first steps on the moors above Harden in West Yorkshire,
after following Bri on his site, to find some birds. After early morning fog
the day brightened and by late morning visibility was good. I was armed
with my binoculars and camera the views were good but I saw very
few birds. If I did see one it was gone before I could point my camera
at it. This is harder than I thought, next time will try a different location.

Ready for action

Saw some birds late afternoon