Started off looking for the stunning black and white crow near Hough, no luck but loads of corvids among the sheep. Later at Marston the first couple of green sandpipers were back on the scrape. Couple of cetti’s singing and … Continue reading A day in the field
After my volunteer shift yesterday at Langford, I headed north as a black scoter had been found off Redcar. Thinking that this one would stick out like a saw thumb, the flock of c200 scoters were scanned but after twenty mins or … Continue reading Another twitch
Back on the patch this female yellow wagtail is feeding young, very close to the main track, near the car park. Similar to the one that bred last year, it has a slightly different head colour, though not as well … Continue reading Marston
Ably assisted by Dave Roberts I carried out a Long Eared Owl survey on a local woodland on Friday night , the woodland is very private and has no public access to it or indeed near it. I have been … Continue reading Long Eared Owl Survey
This gorgeous part-leucistic crow has been around the Caythorpe/Hough on the Hill/Frieston area for years. You may remember my reports and sketches on the forum. The last time I saw it was 02.03.2012. I made numerous visits in search of it … Continue reading Wot a stunna !
During a look around Startops reservoir on one of our many family visits to Tring, Herts. I noticed a strange looking coot. It was still there when I checked again, yesterday. This time I had the camera, though it wouldn’t come … Continue reading Coot oddity.
Yesterday I did my first day’s volunteering at Langford Lowfields. This developing site is probably the closest large reserve to the Grantham/Newark/Gainsborough/Lincoln area, situated a mile or two outside the Lincs. border near Collingham. A great variety of birds, invertebrates, plants … Continue reading Langford.
Actually did a bit of birding in Lincs today instead of Norfolk. I went back again on Tuesday, this time to see the mega rare spectacled warbler at Burnham Overy Dunes. I always thought that the (superficially similar) whitethroat was a bright, smart warbler but, … Continue reading A Lincsbirder in Lincs.
Knocked up a couple of sketches of the bunt, from photos taken yesterday. Continue reading Black-headed bunting
I made real hard work of twitching the Norfolk black-headed bunting. It began on Friday when, after giving it about five hours it decided to showed well, after I’d got fed up and went to see some other birds. I … Continue reading Dip, Dip, Hooray !