Thursday, April 27, 2017


Several Wheatear on the local hills some big and bright individuals which are probably Greenland Wheatear

Monday, April 24, 2017

Leighton Moss

Lovely spring day at Leighton Moss over weekend. Highlights were roosting Tawny Owl Marsh Tit Bearded Tit Wood Sandpiper Grasshopper Warbler and long staying rarity Cattle Egret

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Red-rumped Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow at Fairburn Ings today. Fantastic bird very different flight and profile compared to Barn Swallow. Slower flight, gliding a lot

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Redpoll in the garden!

Nice surprise this afternoon. First time this year I've seen Lesser Redpoll at home

Monday, April 10, 2017

Iberian Chiffchaff and Spring migrants

Excellent early Spring weekend. Stayed local Saturday and saw Ring Ouzel Wheatear and male Merlin Cheesegate Nab.
Then onto Spurn for Sunday where the surprise was a singing Iberian Chiffchaff. Also saw drake Garganey Firecrest and first Swallows of the year

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Willow Tree Fen Bluethroat in Lincolnshire today. Also saw 12 Cranes distantly on the Nene Washes

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Scandinavian Rock Pipit Littoralis

At Skinningrove as we walked to the Eastern Black Redstart we encountered a Rock Pipit. It did seem quite pale but I didnt give it much thought as we went to look for the Redstart. However, looking at the pictures it seems bang on for Littoralis. Pink in the breast not as smudgy and dark below and a prominent supercilium.