Serin,Isla's middle name...

Serin,Isla's middle name...

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Birdwatching,whats that????

Been a couple of months since i last went birding,well proper birding anyway.Have had the odd 20 minutes or so looking for owls or stopping in the middle of nowhere to scan a field or a lake but havent really spent any serious time out in the field,saying that,the beauty of the hobby is that you are always birding,i notice birds where other "normal folk" wouldn't see them and whenever i see something out the corner of my eye i am onto it,today for instance,i saw 4 Buzzards on the way to Gatwick this morning and then 3 on my way to Stansted earlier this afternoon,one looked very good for a Honey Buzzard but doing 70mph up the M11 with passengers on board probably isnt the best time to check it out.
Last night at the Thames Chase Wildlife group meeting we saw the new calendars which have been produced by us for next year,these are currently on sale from the Visitor Centre in Pike Lane,Upminster for £6,most of the photos in the calendar are by seasoned proffesionals who have won awards for their photos and then theres me,i get a few smaller ones put in and am really happy about it,if you want one,let me know and i will sign it for you if you want lol

Have been to Thames Chase in the Evenings a few times over the last few weeks and usually the Barn Owl is knocking around,more often than not.Hopefully with work winding down for the summer in the next few weeks i will get back over there,need to get back into the whole photography thing and with the leaves dissapearing i may start being able to get good bird shots.
AFC Hornchurch started the season ok,performance wise but the last two games have been poor,drawing 0-0 with Weston Super Mare who were bottom and then losing 4-0 away at Bromley,so we are now bottom,it doesnt get any easier this Saturday as we travel to Basingstoke.We are actually not bottom anymore as Truro went into admin and are now on -3 points i believe after losing 10 points.
Managed a 2 week holiday in Southwold with Isla,Alice and her family,drunk plenty of Adnams,spent pretty much every day on the beach and in the Sea and got a lovely tan,happy days,think i may move up there one day,plenty of good birding sites around.
Going to watch our under 18 side tonight at home to Brentwood in the FA Youth cup before i go to work again at around 11,no rest for the wicked,anyway,heres a few photos from the odd bit of birding ive done recently,enjoy!!!!

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