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.
On Thurs 7th Dec 2017, a trip over to Cut End beckoned. I rarely go more than a fortnight without visiting this corner of the Wash and, more often than not get it to myself as not many are prepared … Continue reading Mandtii black guillemot Cut end lincs
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.
After being in the doldrums for a while, Marston has picked up a bit of late. A few waders have made things interesting, though the scrape just will not drop sufficiently to draw birds in. The level falls a bit … Continue reading Patchblog
It was raining as I arrived, that fine stuff that somehow seems to get you wetter than the heavier stuff! Loads of sand martins had been pushed in, must have been 250-300. There were lots of juveniles amongst them, great to … Continue reading Woodhall Airfield and around.
Friday. Made the short trip over for this great live show, it was only 29 miles from Grantham, traveling on the Melton route. Up to seven European Bee-eaters had been seen in the quarry near East Leake. Five were on show today, … Continue reading Notts Bee Eaters
Came across this kes yesterday, she was carrying an injury to the wing, but was still flying short distances. I suspect that hovering and hunting from the air is difficult so she’s spending time on lookout posts and trees. Found … Continue reading Marston stw
I first read about this form of mute swan a few years back, but have never come across one-until this week….. A few days away were had in Sussex, I was hoping to see the elegant tern, but was unsuccessful. … Continue reading ‘Polish’ mute swan
9th June 2017 The red-necked phalarope showed pretty well and was a very popular attraction. Also close by was a smart wood sandpiper and a few breeding plumaged, displaying ruffs. The sight and sound of ‘drumming’ snipe was another treat. Continue reading Frampton
Freiston shore 9th June. It was pretty quiet, birdwise; a greenshank, a cuckoo and a pair of barnacle geese were about the best of it. Whilst in the hide I heard a loud ‘plop’ and watched a water vole swim … Continue reading Wayward chicks