Dec 012013
In the Company of Gulls

A fairly quiet weekend birdwise, so Saturday 30th November, we decided to head off to the North East Coast and Hartlepool Fish Quay, Hartlepool Headland and South Shields. A few good birds including numerous Purple Sandpiper, a huge flock of roosting Redshank at Sea Burn, Red-throated Diver, Common Scoter off Hartlepool Headland, a Long-tailed Duck, several […]

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Nov 252013
Parrots to Orphean in 24 hours

A cracking weekend – Saturday 23rd November, Glyn, Richard and myself decided to head off to Norfolk and try for the small flock of Parrot Crossbills that had been frequenting the Car Park of Holt Country Park. Our arrival was impeccable, as we pulled into the car park, bright sunshine, blue sky and nine Parrot Crossbill performing. No […]

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Nov 182013
The Lincolnshire Coast in Late Autumn

A trip to the Lincolnshire Coast in late autumn is the right time to see Grey Seals at Donna Nook. There's also the chance of one or two good birds in the surrounding area and Saturday 16th November 2013 was no exception. We first of all visited the inland reservoir at Covenham. This is a cracking […]

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Nov 102013
Rare Wheatear found in Notts

An immature/female type Pied Wheatear was discovered and identified at Collingham Gravel Pits, near Newark, Nottinghamshire, on Saturday 9th November 2013. News came out late on Saturday evening. Yet another rare vagrant to grace the Midlands and hot on the heels of last weekends Dusky Warbler. Pied Wheatear is a vagrant from Eastern Europe and […]

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