Sunday, 29 July 2012


A week of walking beckons in Switzerland - day one producing e pecten species, nutcracker, crested & willow tit, crag martin etc. hope to get up to the higher ground to try for more alpine species...

Saturday, 14 July 2012


A late morning - early afternoon potter up the coast with Mark produced a fair selection, given the time of year. First stop was Cresswell - a Pectoral Sandpiper had been found the day previously, and was still showing today, albeit on the northern edge of the north pool. Record shots only today, but I can't complain as I've had better Pecs' in the past.

Avocet still present at Cresswell along with yellow wagtail, and a bit further north, long-eared owl was only heard today. Marsh harrier were noted in a couple of localities,with both a male and female seen.

No sign of the apparently still present red backed shrike at East Chevington in "early spring" rather than "mid summer" conditions...

Distant Pec Sand

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Saturday, 7 July 2012


Another picture of the LEO from this morning.

A bike ride this afternoon produced a little owl too... but no camera was to had. Still, a good day all round!

Been back, now listen up.

Second stop of the morning produced some nice prolonged views of long-eared owl, along with the sounds of hungary youngsters in a nearby plantation. A few images were obtained as the adult hovered near by, heres' a quick one off the camera card...

In the red

First stop this morning provided a nice male red backed shrike... Too far for the "proper" camera, so an iPhone record shot. Not very good at this phone scoping mullarky!