Nov 122011
 
An Autumn morning at DWT Willington - Sun 13th Nov 2011

Yesterday, Saturday 12th November 2011, two lucky observers watched Derbyshire’s fourth/fifth Glossy Ibis for 15-30 minutes at Willington Gravel Pits, before the bird flew off and disappeared, much to the disappointment of several top Derbyshire Listers!! Lucky for me I didn’t need it for my Derbyshire List!! Needless to say there was no further sign […]

Oct 282011
 
Isles of Scilly - Sat 22nd-28th Oct 2011

My 28th consecutive trip to the “Sacred Isles”, the Isles of Scilly. What a week – 2 lifers; 3 “Yankie” passerines and 5 “Yankie” waders, plus a self found Dusky Warbler. Plenty of padders helped us to achieve 101 species for the week. Arriving on Saturday 22nd October, I was anxious to get the Northern […]

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 […]

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