Sunday, August 16, 2020

Pacific Golden Plover

 A family trip to Newcastle provided the excuse to divert to Boulmer in Northumberland on the way home where I had excellent views of a summer plumage Pacific Golden Plover

Icterine Warbler and Collared Flycatcher

 Lovely day birding at Spurn in warm sunshine. Finally got good views of an Icky after probably seeing one briefly at Spurn a few years ago. Also seen were the fist winter Collared Flycatcher that had been trapped and ringed a couple of days before. Also present were a Red backed Shrike and a probable brief view of Barred Warbler

Wednesday, July 15, 2020


Lammergeier in the Peak district! Worth the 10 miles of walking to watch this massive bird floating in the air. Also saw Hobby and Merlin

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

More spring migrants

Tree Pipit, Pied Flycatcher and Redstart seen at Errwood yesterday. Spotted Flycatcher seen today at Langsett

Tuesday, May 26, 2020


So far this lockdown spring I've managed to see Ring Ouzel, Wheatear, Grasshopper warbler, Garden warbler, Tawny Owl and heard Cuckoo. One of my favourites though has to be Whinchat, seen at Burbage Rocks

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Half a day birding in the desert area produced several Houbara Bustard, one group of Cream Coloured Coursers and Trumpeter Finch. Also seen on rest of holiday were Berthelots Pipit, Spanish Sparrow coming for bread at the hotel and several Plain Swifts