Saturday, September 9, 2017

Wilson's Phalarope

That was a nice surprise to get an American vagrant close to home. Not completely unexpected due to persistent Westerly winds. A stunning juvenile Wilson's Phalarope  at Alston Wetlands Lancashire

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Some nice birds seen whilst on holiday in Croatia. Loads of Alpine swift and probable Pallid swift. Red backed shrike were everywhere including seen from hotel balcony where I watched a male feeding a juvenile!. A walk up the hill into the countryside provided Spannish Sparrow, Eastern Olivaceous warbler, Sombre Tit, Black eared wheatear, Cirl Bunting, Golden Oriole and Blue rock thrush

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Spotted Sandpiper

It was worth the effort of getting to Buttermere for the long staying Spotted Sandpiper. Great views of the bird in its summer plumage

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pied Flycatcher

Finally caught up with some Pied Flycactchers today in Cliff Wood, Langsett. Also saw Redstart. I now have the full set of woodlands migrants after a previous trip to Errwood Reservoir where I had Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher and Redstart plus Wood Warbler yesterday at Langsett

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Wood Warbler and Owls

Had a nice afternoon birding. Wood Warbler trilling its heart out at Langsett and then enjoyed watching a Little owl and Long eared Owl both hunt successfully on a local moor

Monday, May 15, 2017

East Anglia Trip

A full on weekend birding based in Suffolk produced some excellent results. Wicken Fen and Fowlmere in Cambridgeshire were new sites to add to our growing database. So many highlights including White Stork, flying Bitterns, hunting Hobbies and stunning Turtle Doves at Fowlmere and Titchwell