Dec 292021
A Winters Trip to Norfolk and a British Tick

We spent a few days in North Norfolk during late November, which turned out to be well worth while. I managed to see 94 species during our 4 days. Staying at Blakeney, proved to be a good choice as there was an Isabelline Wheatear available at the end of the East Bank. Holkham produced 5 Shore Lark and on the sea 4 Red-necked Grebe, along with the usual sea duck, Common Scoter and Eider and several Great Northern & Red-throated Divers. A sea watch at Cley Coastguards on 25th November produced a Black Guillemot, a Pomarine Skua, a Great Northern […]

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 just off the rocks along the causeway. Plenty of Common Terns, a couple of Sandwich Tern, a juvenile/1st winter Mediterranean Gull, couple of Eider and numerous Guillemot in the harbour mouth. Not a bad day. A great place Glyn, thanks for the company. My year […]

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