Dec 252020
 
A Close Encounter of the Diver Kind

I videoed the Great Northern Diver, that I found on 15th December, on Saturday 19th December and it looked decidedly unwell. It was later caught by Seven Trent Wardens and found to have fishing tackle wrapped around its neck and bill. It was released but wasn’t seen again until 23rd December and, thankfully, looking in […]

 Posted by at 1:34 pm
Dec 182020
 
A New Bird for my Patch

Whilst looking for the Great Northern Diver at Staunton Harold Reservoir on Thursday 17th December, I received a phone call from Rob Hutchinson, around mid day, to say he may have found a Ring-necked Duck, but only had binoculars. I said I would be with him in 10 minutes with a scope. On my arrival […]

 Posted by at 2:03 pm
Dec 062020
 
Just Common Birds

In these strange times of COVID19 lock-downs and Tier Systems in place, it is difficult for me to venture out of my comfort zone. In other-words, travel farther afield than ones home patch.  I am very fortunate to live in a rural area and have plenty of places on my local doorstep to go birding. […]

 Posted by at 11:38 am
Nov 212020
 
2 Local Cattle Egrets

2 local Cattle Egrets were found in amongst a flock of Mute Swans feeding in a field between Willington and Repton early afternoon ( 21st Nov). Quite a rare bird for my area so worth paying them a visit. There was also a male Peregrine briefly over the area. This morning 2 Yellow-legged Gulls at […]

 Posted by at 4:30 pm
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