Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bluethroat

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.



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A day of Rares-Pine Bunting, Eastern Black Redstart and Pacific Diver

After 2 days and 6 hours we finally connected with the Dunnington Pine Bunting. Then had great views of the Skinningrove Eastern Black Redstart. We finished the day at east Chevington to see the Pacific Diver where we also saw Scaup and Slavonian Grebe.









Saturday, January 14, 2017

Wild Goose Chase

Managed to see 5 species of Geese today. Tundra Bean at Blackmoorfoot, 2 Eurasian White fronted geese at Ingbirchworth  plus Pink foot at both sites and Greylag and Canada at the latter. Also a large flock of Brambling at Ingbirchworth and plenty of Fieldfare in the field with a few Tree Sparrow and Yellowhammer












                                                   


                                                  

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pallid Harrier

Spent Saturday at Welwick Saltmarsh and saw an incredible 9 species of raptor. The juvenile Pallid Harrier was seen a few times initial view was alongside a Hen Harrier and Peregrine. Also see were Kestrel, Merlin, Marsh Harrier, Short eared Owl, Sparrowhawk and Common Buzzard

Wednesday, December 7, 2016