The week commencing Mon 22nd Jan. turned out to be a very productive time for me, with some good finds, at least at local level. Monday morning I was keen to get my Marston webs count in, as I’d been … Continue reading A very memorable week in Lincs.
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
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.
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.
Weds 2nd Nov. 2016 Covenham res. After suffering a breakdown on the way over, (not me, the car!), I arrived much later than planned. I’m glad to say I wasn’t about to have a nervous breakdown, brought on by twitching, dipping, … Continue reading Purp.
25/10/2016 I worked the coastal strip from Hutoft down to Chapel Six, targeting migrants. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, didn’t think I’d be birding in a T-shirt again this year. I really fancied it but there weren’t that many small passerines, … Continue reading GGS
24th Oct 2016 Fenside lane, Boston. This bird had apparently been around for a few days, feeding in a stubble field not far away from suburbia. I nipped over for a quick look on Sunday afternoon but it wasn’t there. … Continue reading Glossy Ibis
Yes- still getting a few through Marston. Been walking the dog there, in-between visits to see Sharon in Hospital-she’s had a hip op. Yesterday (Sun.) I made a quick morning visit and there were eleven swallows feeding up over the site, they … Continue reading Hirundines
Mon 10th Oct 2016. Donna Nook. With a few birders around, a few birds are being found. We were sewatching at Hutoft when we heard that Antony Bentley had a red-flanked bluetail pop up along the track near the car … Continue reading Donna on a roll