Saturday, 23 April 2016

Spring Ice

The Iceland Gull remains at QEII, and was perhaps more apt given the cold conditions today. Otherwise, new birds for the year included Blackcap, House Martin, Swift (including an aberrant bird at DBCP - white bellied and white streaked on upper parts). 

The now dapper Long-billed Dowitcher continues at Cresswell, albeit a tad too far for the camera this  morning.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016


Digital zoom on an iPhone isn't the best...

Female black redstart wasn't expected in the garden on Sunday - and by the time I'd grabbed the first recording device, the iPhone, she'd flown across the other side of the neighbours garden. 

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Mainly misses

Potterings mid day - no sign of the Iceland gull at QEII, a smart great created grebe though. 

Cresswell - a hastily retreating LRP and no northern pool dowitcher as a lady with no field craft but a shiny white lens marched up, sorry, encroached. Nice one.

Back on the patch only LBBGs at West Hartford & at A, 3 shoveler and a chiff.

It doesn't get better.