Sunday, June 15, 2008

Just wandered around some of the local quarries and Boulmer this morning.
It was nice and sunny but the NE breeze had a cold edge to it.



Above -Azure Damselfly found at Littlehoughton Quarry this morning. Typical. My first mid week now they are on my doorstep.



Above - At the same quarry, a pair of Buzzards soared overhead calling and 12+ Crossbills flew low overhead.



Above - This Kestrel was hovering near the seawatch seat at Boulmer. It has a broken left leg but still managed to catch prey right in front of me. A young rat I think?







Above - Eider and Shelducklings sharing the same pool on the beach. All together now...

7 comments:

dean said...

Looks like you had a good weekend there, Stewart.

Buzzard is one of my top " want to get a pic of " species.

Boulmer Birder said...

Pleasant Dean, I'm looking forward to my trip to Suffolk soon...

bobd said...

Hello Stuart,really enjoyed looking through this blog.Hope you and Jane are keeping well.I was looking for pics of Low Newton and came across this.:))Great stuff.
Bob D.(still singing I`m afraid.)

Boulmer Birder said...

Bob D? Is that Barrroom Strut Bob? if so, timing is impeccable. T'other night we were looking for Split Crow on You Tube! No sign unfortunately, before your time...
Nice to hear from you, hope all is well....

oldcrow61 said...

Great pictures. The little ducks are charming.

Anonymous said...

That's an Azure damselfly. You can tell by the "U" ... Oh you know that don't you? Thanks for the ID of my misidentified Common blue.
Pablo
Pablo's Woodlife

odonata said...

http://www.ent.orst.edu/ore_dfly/links.html