Thursday, 9 June 2011

Irania Gutturalis

White throated robin
We met up with Matt Eade and his friend Jack Bujok at Pease pottage at 5:45 and then headed up to Hartlepool, Cleveland for the White-throated robin (3 for Britain and Ireland, 1st for Cleveland), we got there at 11:00 and parked up opposite the Bowling Green. and there was crowd of  50 birders all looking on to the bowling green, so the bird must been on view ,great so we walked over to them and straight away saw the White-throated robin, we then moved round the corner for a closer look and got with in 12 ft away, the orange flanks were very visible ,and white throat and the very long legs we saw the bird for about 30 minutes before it flew towards the doctor’s garden.
 
Honey buzzard

We then went to wykeham raptor viewpoint for some Honey buzzards, we arrived round about 1ish and saw a Honey buzzard straight away  and then another 2 and also a 3rd bird which was displaying great views where had. Also present where crossbills,Siskins and singing willow warblers.
on the way home we had a quick stop at bempton cliffs

White-throated robin

white-throated robin
White-throatd robin
White-throated robin


Honey buzzard


Tree sparrow at Bempton cliffs

Gannet at Bempton cliff

Gannet at Bempton cliff

Gannet at Bempton cliff

Tree sparrow at Bempton cliffs

Gannet at Bempton cliff








1 comment:

  1. You had a result there. I only had a very limited amount of time to view the bird doing nothing from atop a van when I went. Honey-buzzard is a bird that still eludes me in Britain.

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