Last day at Gib/Skeg. Cold, North wind, rain all day. Following the previous evenings encouraging seawatch we again headed for the shore after breakfast. This time we watched from the Skegy seafront. What did we get? absolutely zilch. Not a … Continue reading 25th May
Day 2 Tues 24th. The plan was to get straight down to the beach after breakfast for another high tide seawatch. Again one or two distant auks went north, also a gannet. Little terns fished in the wash. Sanderlings flew up … Continue reading More from gib point
Day 1 Monday 23rd may. Ben W and myself had this trip arranged for some time, with the date carefully planned to optimise our chances of some great spring birding. We were hopeful of loads of rare waders, bushes full … Continue reading Three day bash at Gib.
Today I finished my days work just 3 miles from Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire so I headed for a cuppa and a walk at the boating lake to see what was about. From a distance I could see lots of Swans, Feral Pigeons, Mallards, … Continue reading Pink Footed Goose
Kirkby on Bain gravel pits. This hooded crow on the tip was a good bird for Lincs, only my second – and the first was in exactly the same spot, some years back. An adult little gull was on one of the … Continue reading Hoody.
It was the time today for what has grown into my annual trip over to Whisby Nature Reserve near Lincoln to try to see and hopefully photograph Nightingale there. My last 2 visits have drawn a blank in the sense of images and good … Continue reading Whisby Nightingales
Guidance on the reporting of Rare Breeding Birds to Bird News Information Services In order to minimise the impact of disturbance on rare breeding birds, while still encouraging the proper reporting of these species, the Rare Breeding Birds Panel, in … Continue reading Rare Birds Breeding Panel guidelines
I had the chance today after my work in Northampton to call in on a spot near Peterborough just off the A1 that I know of as I was passing it on the way home. I arrived at the location and was greeted by at least … Continue reading Peterborough Red Kites
DN sent me these great pics via email. It’s not often you will see arctic terns like this, probably resting after many, many miles/hours on the wing. What a privilege to witness a little part of their journey. Also some … Continue reading Arctics and Casp photos from Dean.
Dean Nicholson texted me as I was heading to Marston – he’d found a first summer Caspian gull up the road at Norton Disney. Foot down, I was there in a jiffy and Dean had it in his scope. It … Continue reading Couple of hours with the Gull Guru.