Today I had the opportunity to do a little local birding due to work being cancelled because of the weather / road conditions this morning in Derbyshire. So ……. I headed to Marston STW for about 11.30am for a couple of … Continue reading Bonus 2 hours @ Marston
One of four this afternoon, all in cracking condition. Continue reading Marston chiffy
The juvenile great northern diver showed very well around the river bridge at Bardney. I then nipped up county to try for my next ‘great’, a grey shrike at Wold Newton. This was my third attempt at seeing this species … Continue reading A couple of greats.
A good day’s birding around the Lincolnshire fens. Highlights; Leadenham. Corn bunting on wires, Brauncewell lane. Nocton fen. Whooper swan 44. Bewick’s swan 2. Mute swan 50. Common buzzard 2. Chaffinch flock c100. Bardney fen and pits. Grey partridge 5. … Continue reading Lincoln Fens.
…you’ll not see nothin’ like the Mighty Quin. (Dylan) Harlequin duck, R.Don, Aberdeen. 17/18 Jan 2015 Continue reading Come all without, Come all within…
I spent 3 hours in the deer park this morning hoping to relocate the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker that I had at the weekend, a message from Spadge this morning suggested the Marston Massive were going to try for it also, so … Continue reading Belton Park and Golf Club
I noticed last week that there was a Leucistic Mandarin on the River Witham in Wyndham Park, this is a new bird in as i go past these ducks on a regular basis , and as its Leucistic I’m beginning … Continue reading Leucistic Mandarin
I am currently working a lot in Lincoln and so using the A607 a bit to get to work. Today I had the pleasure of seeing even if only fleetingly at just after 8am a glorious Barn Owl hunting low … Continue reading One for David M & Dave R each to look out for?
Gordon Bennet!, it was cold there today in the strong wind. Well worth it though, loads of birds. The water pipit fed around the reservoir edge, thousands of birds filled the wet grassland; wigeon, brent geese, golden plover, lapwing and dunlin making up … Continue reading RSPB Frampton.
A trip over to Cleethorpes with the hope of seeing a shorelark ended up a very interesting day. The boating lake area held a flock of 75 (feral) barnacle geese and a snow goose. I had no luck in tracing the shorelark, … Continue reading Another leucistic tick, a drone and some snow bunts.