Away From The Patch

June 28, 2015 in Photo Posts, Read Posts, The Bennerley Birders Pages by Bennerley


Ringlet & Common Blue

Had a bit of a change from the local patch and headed of the the neighbouring sites of Shipley, Woodside and West Hallam, I hadn’t visited for a while so it was time.

There was a cracking Buzzard in Shipley Wood  a real big specimen right there looking at me , on a limb half way up a tree, by the time I got to the camera it was up and heading through the canopy in absolute silence.

I saw four Little Grebe’s on the Shipley View Lagoons and a nice few House Martin but no Gadwall. Butterflies were about, mainly Meadow Browns but a few ringlets as well.

Plenty ot butterflies at Straws Bridge, Meadow Browns, Ringlets, plus Large and Small Skippers. The usual suspects were on thee lake including a single Great Crested Grebe and a Buzzard surveying all from above. A couple of Sedge Warblers were in one of the smaller ponds plus a single Chiffchaff.

Reed Warblers were in the Pewit Carr reed bed, Meadow Browns and Ringlets were on the meadow among the orchids and Chiffchaff  and Garden Warbler were singing from the Carr itself, plus a handful of Swifts. So not a bad day at all away from own patch.






Large Skipper




Black-headed Gulls


Great Crested Grebe