August 28th. Around were 9 Spoonbill, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, a Ruff, 6 Snipe, 3 Grey Heron, a Kingfisher and a Green Woodpecker. Heading south were 70 Swallow. A morning ringing session … Continue reading Late August highlights from Gib….
Sat 27th. Lots of great birds at Alkborough, Best of; 12 spoonbills, 3 wearing colour rings/flags, sure they’ve been reported by others. 25 spotted redshanks, most I’ve ever seen at once. c150 avocet, 175 blackwit, 40 ruff, 4 snipe, 80 … Continue reading Alkborough/Toft
My local patch has a habit of throwing up unusual/unseasonal/odd records. Goosander is scarce enough in winter here, one on the hottest day of the year was bonkers. Pale face markings indicated juvenile, though well advanced, eye not particularly pale. … Continue reading Typical Marston madness !
…Ten past seven in the evening, BW phoned me (I knew straight away he’d ‘got’ something, as he normally sends texts). A temminck’s stint was the find and I needed it for the year, having missed the three spring records. … Continue reading Stint sprint…
Quick update on Me and Ben’s Monday search. Highlights. Firstly we headed for Seaview, Saltfleetby, where there were over 70 willow warblers. A pied fly, one of our target birds, was registered pretty quickly. It was hanging out with it’s cousin, a spotted … Continue reading Mon 22nd Aug 2016
Another seawatch, Hutoft. Skuas were good to see, around a dozen noted. All arctics, as far as I could tell, mostly dark phase, couple pale. No sign of the hoped-for pom, though another look later, off Wolla Bank gave up … Continue reading Fri 19th Aug 2016
Tues eve. Seawatching slightly better now, an onshore breeze helping. Highlights; Arctic skua, at least 5 chasing after the many terns out in the wash. Bonxie (gt skua), this beast came right along the shoreline, putting up literally hundreds of … Continue reading Freiston seawatch
It’s that time of year, when lots of juvenile waders are starting to pass through or arriving to spend the winter in the wash. There’s something about juvy waders, most of them are sooo smart, pristine, neat and immaculate. Little … Continue reading Waders at Freiston Shore
After visiting the Frampton and Freiston area on a Monday for the last six weeks, we headed for a different part of Lincs today just for a change. Plenty to see. Seawatching beginning to get going, wader passage continuing to … Continue reading Mon 15th Aug
The neck-collared Lake Windermere greylag (orange PZB), that was here in March was back at Marston today. Wonder where it spent the time in between. Another unexpected sight was a pair of turtle doves looking very settled around the scrape. Singles … Continue reading PZB….