Dec 212003

A 1st year winter male Baltimore Oriole was found at Headington, Oxfordshire during December 2003.

There were several American birds discovered in Britain during th ewinter of 2003 and this bird was the icing on the cake. Feeding on apples in residential gardens in the village.
Oct 182003
Moth Trapping on St. Agnes 2003 - 11th - 18th October 2003

St. Agnes, the most westerly island of the Scilly archipelago, not only offers good birding but is also a superb place for trapping rare migrant moth species.   The week of 11-18th October 2003,  presented a period of ideal weather and the highlights are listed here. The week before we arrived Porter’s Rustic; Radford’s Flame-shoulder; Blair’s Mocha, numerous Convolvulus  hawkmoth and several other good migrants had all been trapped.    We ran a Mercury Vapour Light & Skinner Trap each night from 11th – 16th October. We were located at Troy Town Farm on St. Agnes. The best evenings were 11-13th October with […]

Jun 032003
A Black Lark in Anglesey - 3rd June 2003

A crippling bird – An adult male Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis, a first record for Britain, found on South Stack, Anglesey        Note the large ivory coloured bill and the thick-set and heavy appearance. Also not the silvery-white fringes to feathers on mantle and wing coverts. Long legs and brown tones to the flight feathers.            

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