Winter at Holme Bird Observatory (please click for clip)

Monday, 26 July 2010

A Wardens work is never done .... and an invasion of Hummingbirds

After spending untold hours erecting the fencing on Redwell and more recently attacking the vegetation with a tractor, the hide at Redwell now offers clear views over the whole of the Marsh for the Autumn migrant waders to come. Green and Common Sandpipers so far.The hide over the Broadwater has also been refurbished and vegetation cleared in front to improve the view.

Black Tailed Godwits Rewell Marsh

Humminbird Hawkmoth 24 August. Part of a large infux

Spoonbills Holme Marsh 24 August.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Hawk moths and Frittilleries

Pine Hawk Moth 4 July

Lime Hawk Moth 4 July

Dark Green Frittilery 10 July. 3 flying together in the Dunes at one point but rarely settling

Marsh Harrier 11 July. 1 of at least 3 of this years young quartering Holme Marsh throughout the day