Apr 042022
Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside

A day trip to Scarborough is a must to see the over wintering Mediterranean Gulls and often there are divers and grebes sheltering in the fishing harbour. On 4th February we made a day trip to Scarborough and managed some superb views of a juvenile Great Northern Diver and of course the “Med” Gulls. A […]

May 152011
A Day of Changing Plans - 15th May 2011

    Carsington Water,  in my county of Derbyshire, has held several Great Northern Divers during the winter of 2010-2011and one of which has now attained full summer plumage.   A bird that was well worth seeing, stunning and showed very well but just a little too distant for the camera. The above image is […]

Apr 172011
Scotland - The Highlands & Speyside - Thurs 14th April - Sun 17th April 2011

A superb few days in one of my favourite places in the UK. During our 4 days we saw all the specialities. Our planning worked wonders again and we even managed 2 crossbill species. On 14th arriving at Loch Garten around 2pm, we very quickly encountered our first Crested Tits on our usual walk around […]

Jan 232011

A very poor day for photography so no new bird pictures I’m afraid. Instead a day out year ticking some of the local species around my county at this time of year. Cromford Wharf is now the traditional site for Hawfinch and eventually 5 birds gave themselves up. On the River Derwent Dipper was singing […]

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