Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Tyttenhanger today - Simon West

I had a walk round Tyttenhanger this afternoon between 1.45 and 5.30 p.m. The highlights were 2m and 1f Wheatear in the rough field by Willows Farm car park, 1 White Wagtail on the Main Pit spit with 3 Common Redshanks, 1 Red Kite by Tyttenhanger Farm, 2 Tree Sparrows by the Colney Heath horse paddocks and a Willow Warbler by pylon corner.

As I walked along the river towards Willows Farm from the Main Pit 2 birds flew into the trees opposite the Fishing Lake c200yds before the farm. To my amazement they were 2 HAWFINCHES. They were only present for a minute or so before flying off.

I have attached a few pictures I took during my walk.

The White-cheeked Pintail was still present but too distant for pictures.

Simon West

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lee,
    I have recently started birding, and stumbled across your site today, when looking at other blogs I follow. I have always been interested in photography and nature, and was very interested in the birding program on tv in which you starred! This stirred something in me and I have recently become hooked on birding. My efforts are very minor compared to your massive achievements, but its something I thoroughly enjoy. I have a Nikon camera with 55-300 zoom lens (never long enough!) Im currently saving up for a scope, and would like to try digiscoping. A decent pair of binos will be a must too! Thank you very much for helping me to discover this wonderful hobby!
    I have started a blog recently detailing my efforts in the field, would appreciate any comments you may have.
    Thanks so much for your inspiration.