Oct 152011
Asiatic Vagrant “Does a Runner”  - Sat 15th October 2011

“Holy Gwacker Moley” – I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read my MEGA ALERT on my pager Friday night. A Rufous-tailed Robin in Norfolk!!     Saturday morning we were on site at Wareham Greens in North Norfolk early but unfortunately and  mega disappointingly, the little bugger had done a runner. Two hundred other […]

Oct 132011
Rare Moth in my Garden Trap - 13th October 2011

With the prospects of a mild night on the 12th October, this presented an ideal opportunity to put the moth trap on. With lots of migrant moths being discovered in Southern England, the South West & Isles of Scilly, I chanced a good moth. You can imagine my excitement when I checked the trap at […]

Oct 022011
A “Tern” for the Best - 2nd October 2011

An American Black Tern – Chlidonias surinamensis, had been frequenting Covenham Reservoir for some time and having just got back from Shetland and the bird still around, it was worth the trip to this reservoir in Lincolnshire. American Black Tern looks very similar to our Black Tern with the exception of some very subtle plumage […]

Sep 242011
Shetland 2011 - 24th Sept-1st Oct 2011

We set off for Aberdeen on 23rd September in anticipation of seeing the Sandhill Crane that had been discovered at St. Combs, Aberdeen.   We managed to see the Crane along with a few Lapland Buntings before we caught the Ferry to Lerwick, Shetland. My second Sandhill Crane in the UK. (Photo1- Sandhill Crane – […]

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