Whilst on our visit to Gib we found this white-capped redshank. It looked very funny, the cap resembling the Pope’s zuccetto. It’s not unusual to get white in waders that shouldn’t be there but I havn’t seen it in a redshank … Continue reading Holy redshank.
Had a big day out with Ben Ward, undeniably the keenest birder in Lincolnshire-if not the planet. The target was to see/hear as many species as possible. We were inspired by Richard Doan’s 95 sp. count at Gib. a couple of days … Continue reading Ton-up day falls short.
Trying to work out which form of wag today’s bird is. It has a very pronounced sub-ocular patch, more than is the norm. Channel wagtail? or even flava beema (Sykse’s). Perhaps it’s just within the normal variation. Contact Lincsbirders. Continue reading Just a couple more…
Finished work in time for a wander around the local patch was planning to take a look to see if I could see all the different Wagtails near the now re-named Old Barn hotel. Arrived to find 4 birders staring … Continue reading Blue Headed Wagtail & more!i
The sheep field continues to be the place to concentrate on at Marston. After several interesting wagtails in the last few days a stunning blue-headed arrived today. It was just reward, especially for Spadge, he told me he’d spent the … Continue reading Blue-headed wagtail
The yellow wagtails are really taking a liking to the sheep field at Marston. It’s near the Whyndham Garden hotel (used to be the Olde Barn). This morning we counted about 35 before I noticed an airborne flock of around … Continue reading WAG WAG WAG
It’s a year ago today I found the pair or ring ouzels at Marston, so decided to spend some time checking all the likely spots in the area. There has been a tremendous number of sightings across the land in … Continue reading Ouzel search.
Well, you don’t visit the patch for a day and this pops up overnight! Anyway, another gorgeous day and one or two migrants are beginning to arrive. A couple of blackcaps and a handful of chiffys were mainly around the … Continue reading 10th April
After arriving home and checking my personal mobile phone (never take this out when working – bad enough carrying one phone let alone two!) I saw a text from good old Dave R about his wife seeing a Mandarin on … Continue reading River Witham Mandarins
Had a wander around Queen Elizabeth park in Grantham this afternoon after work on a Warbler watch and saw at least 4 different very active and singing loudly Chiffchaff from the playground area down to the fishing pond on the … Continue reading Chiffchaff – Queen Liz park Grantham