Pleased to have received phone messages from a couple of local birders on 6th March. A few minutes later, met-up with them and was watching 2 Tundra Bean Geese in fields at Swarkestone, Derbyshire. It’s been a few years since we have had these rare geese in the Trent Valley. A really excellent discovery, whilst looking for the 2 Russian White-fronted Geese that were also on view in nearby fields. A goose extravaganza as they say. Well done and big thanks to Chris & Colin.
A trip out to the North Norfolk Coast is always a good bet when there is little to do on the local patch scene. Two scarce waders in summer plumage were on show, a fine Temminck’s Stint at Titchwell and a Pectoral Sandpiper at Burnham Norton. It is not often that we get to see summer plumaged Pectoral Sandpipers in Britain. Also at Titchwell there were good numbers of Knot & Black-tailed Godwit, as well as Bearded Tit. Plenty of young birds in the reeds so looks like a good breeding season for this species. Several Marsh Harrier, […]