Been a fun first May in Flamborough. I won’t return from Shetland until June so here, just a few highlights.
Red-spotted Bluethroat– excellent find for Mark Thomas at Buckton Pond. Digiscoped at longer range in the wet- he trapped it later that evening.
Plenty of flycatcher action with several Spotteds and Pied’s including this first summer male
This Red-breasted Flycatcher stayed mostly up in the canopy but John Beaumont secured a beautiful shot with his ‘tight Yorkshireman’ digiscoping set-up of old battleship grey Swarovski, home-made securing ring and Canon S95 (same one I use)
same Red-breasted Flycatcher using DSLR- sometimes digiscoping wins even with small active birds.
4 (2 pairs) of Garganey together on Buckton Pond earlier in the month were a fine treat.
This Osprey was a bonus flying past Homes Gut with a male Ring Ouzel flushed 2 minutes later.
Female European Stonechat ssp. hibernans. Not rare. one of the pair on my daily walk but the subject of stuff I am writing at the mo.