Thought I better try and see some of this winter's Hawfinch explosion before they leave. Went to Rufford CP and saw 3 birds in flight in windy difficult conditions. Had much better views of a flock of up to 15 in a Darley Dale churchyard.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Our first trip to Shetland was a mixed bag. Great first day but then hampered by severe wind and rain. We saw Long tailed Skua on way up at Goswick golf club. First day was rewarded with Rustic Bunting, Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler and Short Toed Lark, all lifers for me. We also saw Red throated Pipit, American buff bellied Pipit, Parrot Crossbill, Little Bunting, Red Flanked Bluetail, Red Breasted Flycatcher, Yellow Browed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Purple Sandpiper, Twite, Red backed Shrike, Great Grey Shrike as well as many other common birds