Jul 162020
A trip to RSPB Frampton Fen

I’ve said this many times before, but Frampton Fen is one of my most favourite RSPB Reserves. There’s always a good selection of species and plenty of birds to go through. A Caspian Tern had been seen on several occasions in recent days to my visit, but alas it wasn’t at the reserve on my […]

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Jul 142020
A Lammergeier in the Peak District!

A juvenile Lammergeier from the re-introduction program in the alps arrived in the channel islands during mid-May, having spent sometime wandering across Belgium. It wasn’t long before it was discovered cruising over the West Midlands on the afternoon of the 26th May. An hour later it was seen heading north over the A50 in South […]

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Jul 012020
American Gull visits the Midlands

A first summer Laughing Gull, a rare visitor from North America, was discovered at Belvide Reservoir, in Staffordshire during the late afternoon of 28th June 2020 and was still present on the morning of 30th June 2020. I decided to make the trip and was watching the bird for 2 hours in the afternoon.  The […]

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Jun 132020
A Rosy Pastor in Derbyshire

In recent weeks there has been an invasion of pink starlings from South-eastern Europe. The Rose-coloured Starling, or Rosy Pastor, has arrived into Britain in unusually high numbers and  one or two have made it into my home county of Derbyshire. The Rosy Pastor, is very attractive, especially as all the birds that have arrived […]

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