Took a few days of work and headed to Bath with my wife for a long weekend. I had never been there before and we selected a campsite that was close to the centre. The campsite was adjacent to the … Continue reading Bath for a few days
Ardnamurchan peninsular. Eagles, single track roads, peace, quiet, stunning scenery, lochs, glens, mountains, solitude, a million midges, no hassle. Our most crazy ‘sighting’ was on our first full day when, upon pulling into a layby in the middle of nowhere Lincolnshire’s … Continue reading Scotland hols
Mon eve. 13th June 2016. Mad dash to Middlemarsh for a Caspian tern, another cracker that Nige Lound had found. Bird behaved itself and waited for me. Great views for 35mins., before departing. Stop press; today (14th) bird seen again, then … Continue reading Caspian tern.
It’s a beautiful noise And it’s a sound that I love And it makes me feel good Yes it does, yes it does Well, I’m not really a Neil Diamond fan, but the lyrics to this song were reverberating around … Continue reading What a beautiful noise.
This week my workload had me working mainly in North Derbyshire, this was the first time I had seen so much of the county and in places it is spectacular particularly the High Peak district. On one day Thursday to … Continue reading Belper Peregrines
This cracker was discovered earlier in the day and showed well in the evening. It looked massive when next to the local reed warblers which (unlike us) didn’t seem too happy it was there! My Lincs. yearlist now 203 (BOU). … Continue reading Great reed warbler. Waters Edge 5th June 2016
With having the first really decent sunny and warm Sunday of the year at my Southern Lincolnshire home this weekend I was sat in the garden closely watching the few House Sparrows that we get in the to feed and this … Continue reading House Sparrow decline
Sat 4th June Had a drive out to Ancaster to see if any quail could be heard. Soon after I got there an osprey flew overhead, going east. Around a dozen corn buntings were seen, some very close up. Lots of … Continue reading Waterwell lane
I’ve recently returned from a week’s trip in the camper to the Outer Hebrides with an old friend. It wasn’t specifically a birding trip as my friend doesn’t really do birds but more of a reunion/relaxation with half and eye … Continue reading Outer Hebrides
Weds. 1st June 2016. Cold, wet, windy. Having just arrived at Frampton marsh to see what we could find, a text came in from Nige Lound. He’d found a red-backed shrike at Crook bank, Theddlethorpe. We were along way from … Continue reading Red Alert