More Bird Photos…

Originally posted on Birder's News:
A couple of days ago I went birding in the wildlife refuge again. This time I didn’t see any new birds species for the year, but I did see a lot of birds. We only saw one Ranger and one fisherman the whole time we were there, which was great for social distancing! I tried to get some photos… Continue reading More Bird Photos…

July 1st- goldfinches, house martins and swift diary

Originally posted on Jonathan Pomroy:
Sat in the studio this morning I watched and sketched a pair of goldfinches. They were behaving almost like warblers as they searched under the apple leaves for aphids. Goldfinches have become so common on garden feeders in recent years that it is nice to watch them exploiting natural food sources away from the clamour of the bird table. Somehow… Continue reading July 1st- goldfinches, house martins and swift diary

June 30th- crossbills and swift diary

Originally posted on Jonathan Pomroy:
Tolly and I had a lovely walk on the moors near Helmsley this morning. Our target was to see crossbills. It wasn’t long before we heard their loud “chip chip” calls. Though loud these can be quite hard to locate when they are flying, but we found a party some distance away that settled in nearby larch trees. I set… Continue reading June 30th- crossbills and swift diary