Apr 112021
A local overwintering "Sibe" Bunting

The Little Bunting is an annual migrant from the taiga forests of NE Europe and into Siberia. It is regularly discovered during the autumn months, most often on the outer islands of Shetland and Orkney, the Isles of Scilly and sites along the east coast of mainland Britain.  It is not often one overwinters, but […]

Apr 112021
The Eared Grebe

The “Eared Grebe”, better known as the Black-necked Grebe, is a rare breeding bird in Britain. It is more often seen in winter, visiting our reservoirs or observed at southern coastal sites, sometimes in good numbers. The birds begin to arrive back at their preferred breeding sites in late March and into April, when they […]

Apr 022021
A County Tick

A Bonxie (Great Skua) was seen to drop into Willington GP during the late afternoon of 1st April. Fortunately it was still present early morning on the 2nd April and I managed to get  a few record shots of this rather rare bird in Derbyshire, being last recorded in the county in 2014. My 284th […]

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