Jan 012012

My year list for 2011 was slightly better than last year, I managed to see 267 species in Britain and I had  4 lifers plus an armchair tick (Siberian Stonechat) so I’m creeping along ever closer to the big 500! My highlights of the year were trips to Speyside, Scotland in April; Shetland in September […]

Jun 072011
A Mega in Cleveland - White-throated Robin - 7th June 2011

  On Monday 6th June 2011, a female White-throated Robin was trapped on Hartlepool Headland, Cleveland.   This was the third record for Britain and most modern day Birders & Twitchers albeit needed this bird. No way could I make it on the Monday, so keeping my fingers crossed that it would stay overnight, I […]

Feb 062011
Chasing the Butcher - Cannock Chase - Sunday, 6 February 2011

The morning started at Willington Gravel Pits to catch-up on the Black-throated Diver that was discovered by RMRJ on 1st February. This was the first in the county since 2005. Little else here other than 3 Goldeneye, “Redhead” Goosander & a singing Willow Tit. We then decided to head-off for Cannock Chase and hopefully a […]

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