Picked up BW for our regular Monday trip, we stayed around mid-Lincs, what with the days being so short. Actually clocked up just under the 100 miles for a change. We didn’t find anything outrageous, a marsh harrier was the … Continue reading Duck and Gull search
24th Nov. 2016 Seawatch Hutoft Car Terrace. Travelled over for my umpteenth visit to the coast this autumn. It’s getting late in the season for seabirds but, with the wind in the northern quarter I quite fancied it. I’ve logged some … Continue reading Hutoft.
I decided to get my a*”e into gear and get to Marston STW yesterday morning for a few hours wander around to see what was about. When loading the car, I was greeted with at least 12 Black Headed Gull … Continue reading Marston STW – 19/11/16
Yesterdays target was an Iceland gull that had been dropping in, intermittently at Manby flashes, near Louth. Armed with lots of coffee and food, I sat in the hide and waited. It came in at 2:45pm, drank and rested, before … Continue reading Iceland gull
Tried out a new alignment collar on scope to eliminate shake when digi-scoping. Dull, dull, dull day. Continue reading 15/11/2016
Another couple of productive days in Lincolnshire. What was supposed to be a gentle jaunt around the Lincoln area yesterday, turned into another crazy dash across the county. I met up with Ben Ward, we checked out Toft res – … Continue reading Egrets, Raptors.
The diver that has been at Covenham res since Tuesday, and initially considered to be a black-throated, has been re-identified as a red-throated. This was what is sometimes termed an ‘educational bird’, it certainly did look very black-throated-ish in some … Continue reading Tricky Diver.
Weds 9th Nov 2016 Rain all day. I had two target birds. A cattle egret had been seen at Covenham and the pallid harrier had come south over the Humber into Lincs. There were some good birds to be seen as I made … Continue reading Sent to Cov again, and again.
Mon 7th Nov 2016. Witham mouth Cut End. Long-tailed duck. 17 of them on the sea, most I’ve ever seen. In small parties of up to seven. One group of five ventured up a fair way into the Welland. There … Continue reading Good session at the mouth.
As usual I spent a couple of days in Northumbria but a week or so earlier than usual. Areas visited were Stag Rocks at Bamburgh Bay (my favourite), Seahouses Harbour, North Sunderland Bay, Beadnell Bay, Low Newton bay and pools, … Continue reading Annual Northumbrian sightings