Mon 24th. It kicked off on Monday afternoon, when news came through of a black stork at Dunsby fen. Arriving about five, I had just missed it, it had flown off from its favourite spot. There were plenty of birders … Continue reading Not a bad week in Lincs.
Just before the christmas break I had a couple of visits out after work finished in both Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. First was a visit to Hawthorpe was on the agenda before the light disappeared totally. Had a drive up and down … Continue reading Birding before Xmas
No, I’m not going all out for another big Lincolnshire yearlist this year. I’ll still keep one, though won’t be breaking my neck. I’m going to do a 10 mile radius of Grantham list so will keep you posted on … Continue reading New year’s day
Managed a post Christmas jaunt yesterday, I’d lined up Ben Ward and Dave Roberts to meet up at the Apex pit gull roost early afternoon but Ben text to say he wouldn’t make it after getting stuck at the Blue Rock … Continue reading Foggy afternoon
Today 29th Dec 2016, at Denton res., I refound the nasal-tagged tufted duck that I saw here on 10th Dec 2013. It was the same bird, marked A4j, tagged in France in 2009 and seen several times at Rutland and … Continue reading Tagged Tufty
Each year I make a list of birds seen in my home county of Lincolshire. With so many other things to do involving birding, like twitching national rarities, local patching and days out to places like Spurn and Norfolk, the list was … Continue reading My big Lincs yearlist attempt.
Mon 19th Dec 2016 The water was as calm as a mill pond and, although the visibility wasn’t that good due to a bit of mist, anything on the water was easily picked up. A single shag was still present, … Continue reading Witham mouth
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.
Tried out a new alignment collar on scope to eliminate shake when digi-scoping. Dull, dull, dull day. Continue reading 15/11/2016