I met a birder at Marston at the weekend who informed me of a white buzzard near Grantham. I assumed that he’d seen one of the pale morph birds that frequent the area, but following further discussion it sounded more … Continue reading WOW white buzz
Pine bunting. Dunnington, Yorks. 30/01/2017 Hard work this one, but a beautiful little bird. After four and a half hours of sifting through the buntings and finches I eventually got a glimpse of the pine bunting. Nice. Plenty to keep … Continue reading Twitching again
Pacific loon. Druridge bay CP, Northumberland 27 Jan 2017. Went up for this bird yesterday, even rarer than the Lincs white-billed. It stayed pretty distant in the time I was there but a great looking bird in the scope. Wonder … Continue reading Another day, another diver
Lots of smiley faces on the banks of the Witham this morning. Diver pretty fearless and catching fish. Continue reading White-billed diver
Some good birds continue to be seen in the county, a few more than in Jan last year with multiple white-winged gulls, great grey shrikes, scarce geese and ducks and waxwings being reported. And then, this morning (Sat), Kev Wilson … Continue reading Lincs is really getting going!
18th Jan 2017 Overcast, dull, cold. I had the morning at the Witham mouth, where the best bird was a slavonian grebe, seems to be a fairly reliable bird here in winter. Other birds on the water were few and … Continue reading Out and about
While staying in the main Chiang Mai for the main part of our holiday last year I had to be a little more thoughtful about any birding opportunities as research had not turned up much to be done when walking … Continue reading Thailand 2016 – final part
September to December 2016 SEPTEMBER. It was back up to Alkborough again on the first day, for the western swamphen which I dipped out on the day before. Not only a county first, but a first for Britain. (Considered to … Continue reading BIG YEAR IN LINCS 2016. Part 3.
4th Jan 2017. I’d forgotten just how good Rutland water is! In addition to the star bird I saw 3, poss 4 great white egrets, 3 black-necked grebes, 9 smew, 14 red-crested pochards, a slavonian grebe, 3 stonechats, c.30 goosanders, a … Continue reading Surf scoter
I thought I would do a blog about my 2016 birding / photography year, my initial thought was to select a maximum of 3 images from each month through 2016 to use as a reminder of some of my highlights … Continue reading 2016 in review