Friday, 11 May 2012

Bluethroat - Hartlepool

New broke late afternoon yesterday of a Bluethroat at Hartlepool Headland; the weather had turned up a goody! I simply could not resist having only seen one previous bird a few years ago just 5 minutes walk from this bird. My only previous bird was an Autumn migrant so it was not as stunning as this individual which was a perfect looking male in a stunning plumage. I had some amazing views, its one of those birds which really does take your breath away; they are that stunning. These photographs hopefully do the bird justice.

 (Bluethroat - © Ian Forrest)

 (Bluethroat - © Ian Forrest)

(Bluethroat - © Ian Forrest)

Wednesday saw me down at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park where I gained some cracking views of the Nightingale on the fence! Then later on singing in the bushes. It was great to see but better to hear, even just hearing the bird makes it worth while going to see. Truly fantastic birds purely on song, not to shabby to look at either. Hopefully it will stick around like it did last year, with it being the same bird Thrush Nightingale still remains a commoner bird in Durham. 

Until next time, Foghorn out!

1 comment:

  1. Cracking images of a stunning bird.
    Good on you.