Karen and I travelled to Hunstanton in Norfolk for a Friday to Sunday Soul / Funk / Northern Soul dance weekend in our motorhome; I also took me camera & 400mm lens with me too for the walks along the coast over … Continue reading Norfolk Soul, Beer & Birding!
My annual Autumn trip to Northumbria was a reasonable success, although for the second year running I did not see any Twite or Snow Bunting. My base was The Bluebell Hotel in Belford as usual, a little tired but friendly … Continue reading Northumbria birding
Have been working in Caistor this week with two nights stopping in the area due to early (very!) starts and late finishes along with gatework spread over the day. This meant some free time so I had a wander around a … Continue reading North East Lincs for couple of days
Belton House grounds 26th Nov. 2015 Birds seemed to be everywhere. The highlight was my favorite bird, a male lesser-spotted woodpecker. This was my first here for about five years, it was continually tap,tap, tapping and hop,hop, hopping from branch to branch for … Continue reading You little beauty.
The wf geese are proving to be a popular attraction, today being their fourth day. They favour the grass field off Hougham mill lane but occasionally head off to the scrape or turf fields. They seem perfectly happy to feed … Continue reading Greenland whitefronts attract birders to Marston.
November 23rd. Another freezing start. Around were a Spotted Redshank, a ringtail Hen Harrier, an Arctic Skua, 350 Brent Goose, a Rook, a Merlin, 45 Rock Pipit, 15 Siskin, 60 Blackbird and 11 Song Thrush. On Jackson’s Marsh were 3 Black-tailed Godwit, and … Continue reading Gib highlights
Marston stw 22nd Nov 2015. The scrape was 50% frozen over at 9am this morning. Nothing like a bit of cold weather to get birds moving – there was a goldeneye diving right in front of the hide. It was … Continue reading Great morning.
November 20th. Birds around, including those trapped, were a Red Kite, a Black-throated Diver, 200 Pink-footed Goose, a Woodcock, a Green Woodpecker, 2 Merlin, a Buzzard, 20 Common Scoter, a Kingfisher and a Chiffchaff. On Tennyson’s Sands were a Cetti’s … Continue reading Gibraltar point
Decided to go for a wander along the River Witham from what is called locally Willoughby’s Mill towards Grantham through QE2 park then as far as I got in an hour past the college etc. First bird heard & seen … Continue reading Riverside walk
Dave R reminded me to put up some pics from a recent few days in Murcia Spain when I was staying out there with a cousin at his holiday home, so here goes ….. I saw 45 species in total which … Continue reading Murcia Spain September ’15