A wander around Muston meadows (just off the A52 before you get to Bottesford) was pleasant in the sunshine. The aim was to see the green-winged orchids. Despite being so near, I’d never actually visited before. The orchid colony apparently … Continue reading Muston Meadows NNR and Marston
A little birding was fitted in when not at work, sites visited all thanks to Joe S who met me and took me around one day, spot on mate 😉 Seaton Carew beach was first site looked at one evening … Continue reading A week working around Teeside so ……..
Decided on another stupid-o-clock start today, in fact I got there before sun up and was greeted with a sharp frost. First bird seen was a barn owl. There were hundreds of ringed plover and dunlins early on, before they … Continue reading Frampton and the Witham mouth 20 May.
Well, I thought I’d have a nice quiet morning on the patch at Marston this morning, I was just enjoying the sounds of cuckoo, cetti’s, various warblers and my first lesser whitethroat here this year. Then I kept getting reports of … Continue reading Citril Finch Burnham Overy Norfolk 10/05/2015
Some great birding, without having to travel far. Belton. A cuckoo and a raven heard together was a splendid sound. 2 ravens seen. Little owl was in his usual tree in the park. Barn owl hunted the grassland. Plenty of … Continue reading Grantham birding
Hurtled up to Ludworth moor, near Glossop this morning to see the lovely summer plumaged red-throated pipit, found yesterday. It was in a sheep field in the middle of nowhere with meadow pipits, wheatears and pied wagtails. One of the … Continue reading Twitching again.
After fighting my way through the pre bank holiday traffic I twitched the Hudsonian godwit on the Somerset levels. I thought this was just a one-dayer last weekend and my chance had gone, but thankfully it returned to it’s favoured … Continue reading HUGO.