Monday, 23 February 2009


Whilst at Brid on Sunday we spotted this Herring Gull and Turnstones helping themselves to a free meal of Red Sea Bream. If you look closely you will see that all the fish have been filletted, hence no angry fisherman chasing them off!

Friday, 20 February 2009


Today we went to Bempton were we saw Gannets (Pictured) Razorbills (pictured) and Fulmars taking our total for the year to 70.
I've probably mentioned this before, but if you click on the pictures they go big!, I recommend it for the Gannets.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009


We went to York today, I'm always drawn to the Minster, it's one of those buildings you never tire of looking at.

Monday, 16 February 2009

and on the evening a Tawny Owl landed on our neighbours roof, taking the yearly total to 67.

Sunday, 15 February 2009


Some birds I feel privileged to see, they're a little bit special and today was one of those days. I've never seen a Barn Owl close up, or during the day. Today I saw 2 within the space of a mile and both sat on hedgerow less than 10 foot from the car, giving us all fantastic views. Sadly the camera was in the boot, so you get to see a Treecreeper which I took later. New birds for the year where, Barn Owl, Sanderling, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Redshank, Nuthatch, Marsh Tit and Yellowhammer, taking the years total to 66. Our original plan today was to go to Dalby Forest, but the forest road was closed, so we did Forge Valley and Filey instead.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

It took me until Thursday to recover from last weekend (aching limbs!) and what with the snow, I haven't been getting up to much. The picture above is of Beverley Westwood, I haven't been there for a while, I must fit it in sometime. This weekend may involve a day trip on Sunday, but today it's the turn of my Mother, who is visiting for lunch. Philip Larkin wrote a poem about parents, probably a bit harsh in the case of mine and wifey's, but they do muck up your social life at times.

Sunday, 1 February 2009


I have been to Hell, it is a semi detached bungalow in Leeds, specifically the front room. It belongs to the in laws and it is were wifey volunteered our services to lay a laminate floor. We arrived at 10 am on Saturday morning, expecting it to take about 4 or 5 hours. However when we arrived we found that we had to rip out a concrete fireplace before we could start which took an hour, and then we discovered that none of the bits of laminate flooring fitted together. In the end we had to go back again on Sunday to finish off, thus losing the full weekend. Still, look on the bright side, at least I can go back to work tomorrow for a rest.