Tuesday, December 25, 2007

If Carlsberg did cops.................

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Jenny is the latest star to join the Sky Sports team.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Bittern at Ladywalk

An eight-minute DVD of this activity in full (and in higher resolution), with additional close-ups of the same bird in the reeds below Riverwalk hide is available from me for £5.00

If you would like a copy email me at phil_caldicott@yahoo.co.uk

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Top score this week for Lets See How We Do
managed by Jimbo (and Pete) with 53.
Notable scores of 50 for Jim Baxter,
Paul Smith, Deano and Luke.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Little Egret, Ladywalk Oct 2007

Little Egrets at Ladywalk, Oct 2007

Grey Wagtail, Ladywalk Oct 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Appearing in all good cinemas soon (not)....

This draft version is in low res video

Saturday, June 23, 2007

June 21st was Tracey's Birthday. A group of us celebrated at The Horse & Jockey, Jimmy Spices and O'Neills in Sutton Coldfield.
Don't know who was due to open the H&J the next day, but hope it wasn't Tracey!
You can enlarge either picture by clicking on it.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Some views from Mallorca May 2007

Cuber Reservoir

Hotel Alcudia

Little Egret at S'Albufera reserve

Porto Campo Cliffs

Boquer Valley

The "Waterworks", Albufera

Friday, April 27, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Saturday, February 17, 2007

In April I will be off to Mallorca on a birding trip with three fellow

"twitchers" from Ladywalk.

Should be good!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

At Belvide today, 15th February.

Took the photo of Mallard and Snipe on camera phone via telescope and published to blog direct from phone.

Strong winds, but from SW so pretty mild at 51F.


Grey Heron, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Teal, Ruddy Duck, Pochard, Goldeneye, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Lapwing, Snipe, Black Headed Gull, LBB Gull, Herring Gull, Crow, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Pheasant, Buzzard, Blackbird, Robin, Wren, Yellowhammer, Nuthatch, Tree Sparrow, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Great Tit, LT Tit, Willow Tit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch.

Mallard and snipe

At.Belvide 15 Feb 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A day at Ladywalk

Tuesday 13th February:

Spent the day at Ladywalk Nature Reserve, Hams Hall, nr Coleshill (a WMBC site).

The River Teme had flooded following the heavy snow and rapid thaw resulting in unusually high water levels in all pools.

Nonetheless, a very worthwhile day in weak sunshine and temperatures of c 45c.

Species seen:

Mute Swan, Cormorant, Grey Heron, BITTERN (excellent flight view), Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Goosander, Mallard, Shoveller, Wigeon, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Teal,Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Coot, Moorhen, Water Rail, Black-headed Gull, Lapwing, Crow, Jackdaw, Jay, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Stock Dove, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, GS Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Robin, Wren, Tree Creeper, Pheasant, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch.

A total of 46 species, which considering the time of year is very reasonable.

The Bittern was seen from "B" Hide and flew from the right approx 15 feet above the water, straight past the hide and behind into the reed bed.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007