After a mid week weather check I decided, my wife’s approval of course, to go to Bempton Cliffs for the weekend. The weather forecast looked great sunny intervals on Saturday and unbroken sunshine all day Sunday, perfect for some seabird … Continue reading Nearly mist everything!
Frampton 9th May. The wryneck provided crackin’ views as it fed and sunbathed. The rest of the stuff on show wasn’t bad either. Some of the highlights; 5 wood sandpipers, lots of splendid ruffs, a few whimbrel, about 25 greenshanks, … Continue reading Wryneck etc…
Sat 8th may. Gib. warm, sunny. I was there at just after 4am, ready for the alpine accentor to show up. It was a top drawer find by Richard Doan, the previous evening. Did it have the decency to hang … Continue reading Alpine accentor 0 Bonelli’s warbler 1
Bombed up to Whisby yesterday afternoon, following a text from BW. He’d got 5 smart black terns, feeding on Thorpe lake. I got there and enjoyed them for fifteen mins, before they decided they were off. Typical spring birds, not … Continue reading Black terns
May 4th. Warmish, proper Spring at last. It soon became clear that a good arrival of warblers were in. Grasshopper (2), whitethroat (50+), lesser whitethroat (6+), chiffy, willows, reeds, sedges and blackcaps. Passage migrants were a bit harder to find. Nige … Continue reading Gib Point
My wife and I had our first excursion in our motorhome this summer over 4 days (3 nights) staying at Woodthorpe Hall Leisure Park about 6 miles inland from Mablethorpe. We got there late Friday afternoon and soon were directed to our … Continue reading Lincs Coast for few days
Now it seems a bit more like spring. Marston this morning; Warblers now in decent numbers. Garden warbler, one at the works end, one near the hide. Chiffs, willows, blackcaps, whitethroats, lesser whitethroat, reed and sedge all singing. Hobby, low … Continue reading Mayday.
The last three by my Mother when she was a teenager (c1940) she encouraged my love of nature. Continue reading A few sketches.