Aug 112012
 
One Good Tern Deserves Another - 11th August 2012

The North East Coast of England provides some great birding opportunities.   With the Farnes and Coquet Island not too far away, Sand Haven Beach at South Shields is a great place for watching Terns. We had a great morning here photographing the rare Roseate Tern, and fortunately we discovered a pair feeding two juveniles […]

May 072012
 
A Nice Local "Find" - 7th May 2012

Local birding can sometimes be rewarding, as it was today.     Whilst scanning from platform 4 at Willington DWT Reserve, South Derbyshire, I managed to find a superb drake Garganey fast asleep on one of the small islands. A nice year tick. Plenty of common migrants about including a good movement of Swifts and […]

Apr 242011
 
A Stunning “Gropper” - Sunday, 24 April 2011

It is not every day that one manages to get stunning views of a what is normally a very elusive bird. News of a very showy Grasshopper Warbler at Attenborough local Nature Reserve near Nottingham, we simply had to go along and check it out. What a stunning individual, showing down to less than 10 […]

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