Oct 222017
Welsh Twitching

It is not often that I have “Twitched” a rare bird in Wales, but today was an exception as there has been a male Rock Thrush taken up residence in a quarry near Blaenavon, near Abergavenny in South Wales. Rock Thrush is a rare vagrant to our shores from southern and eastern Europe and should be […]

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Oct 212017
A few local birds

Always good to see our common birds, so here are a few portraits.  Tree Sparrow – This bird is still around with the local House Sparrow flock. Maybe the only one left in the area – Tony Davison© House Sparrow – male – Above 2 images – Tony Davison© Chaffinch – Above 3 images – Tony […]

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Oct 162017
Vagrant Phyllosc

Arctic Warbler is a vagrant but annual visitor to Britain. It is a less than annual visitor to the east coast of Yorkshire, so when one of these leaf warblers turns up close to home, it is well worth the effort to go and see it. The species breeds in northern Scandinavia, eastwards to Siberia […]

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