Tuesday, December 31, 2013

BARRED WARBLER

Covenham Reservoir on various dates November 2004, sometimes it showed really well in hawthorns along the top of the reservoir bank. Top three video grabs the rest Nikon coolpix 995








Monday, December 30, 2013

BLACK WINGED STILT

Titchwells long staying Stilt 3rd January 2004





HOOPOE

On the golf course at Skegness, Gib end,  pic taken in June 2002, we had also seen what was presumably the same bird in Sept and Oct 2001 in the same area.

ANCIENT MURRELET

Mega of Mega's this was our second attempt the first time the boat man would not go across so we had to use the Lundy boat which only gave us half an hour and the murrelet had just flown out to sea, on the second attempt birders chartered the whole boat and it was there showing well through the scope sat on the sea, in flight and perched on rocks on the cliff face.

IVORY GULL

Suffolk Ivory December 1999, we got this one just before Christmas what a prezzie.

SPANISH SPARROW

Deepest darkest Cumbria Aug 1996

LITTLE SWIFT

What a bird, came through on pager just as I left house, drove back grabbed gear and drove to Notts, an hour later watching this stunning Swift at close range.


HARLEQUIN DUCK


A very long drive for this mega bird, two Harlequins Girvin Scotland 1996

CAPERCAILLIE

What an awesome and fearless bird, attacked us on the track as we tried to get past, Scotland 1995

KING EIDER

We missed it the night before, we were looking at the mouth of the Ythan so next morning we parked on the road bridge further down river and walked up, stunning views of a stunning bird. March 1994

SHORT TOED TREECREEPER

Dungeness Jan 1991, heard and ringed so the right one, we laid down under the trees and the Treecreeper landed 2ft away, stunning

SNOWY OWL

Mega bird, out on farm land at Wainfleet Dec1990 into January 1991

HOODED MERGANSER

Peasholme Park Scarborough November 1989

YELLOW BROWED WARBLER

GIBRALTAR POINT OCTOBER 1988.
My first ever Yellow Browed in Lincs, trapped and ringed at Gib

Monday, December 23, 2013

IVORY GULL

 What a stunning bird, much closer than the Suffolk bird of 1999, watched for an hour feeding, stretching and washing face/bill in puddle at side of track