Swallow - Settrington
Song Thrush - Settrington
House Sparrow - Settrington
Collared Dove - Settrington
Blackbird - Settrington (rather manky looking bird!)
House Martin - Settrington
A few days before I left, I ended up at Flamborough Head on a family day out - a place on the East Yorks coast which is famed for its drift migrants and seabird passage at times. When I visited there wasn't much going on to be honest, but there were a few commoner birds that kept me entertained. See photos below.
Pied Wagtail - Flamborough Head, 5/8
Kittiwakes - Flambourough Head
Gannets at sea - Flamborough Head
Finally on the way back to Aberdeen I met Andrew Kinghorn, fellow Admin of this blog, and went in search of Long-eared Owls at a site near him in Durham (previously having seen a distant Honey Buzzard at Wykeham Forest before travelling up). I was successful, with one young bird late on. Photograph wise there was a stunning sunset which I captured and a rather silhouetted Yellowhammer, see below. A big thank you to Andrew for showing me the Owls, it was a pleasure to meet you!