Saturday, 17 October 2015

High hopes: reality bites.

A visit to Holy Island today, with high hopes of migrants galore...

Not quite - but a pleasant ramble produced a single Lapland Bunting, Merlin, Yellow-browed Warbler plus plenty of incoming Redwing and Blackbird.

Had arrived back home when news of Barred Warbler and a near-by White-rumped  Sandpiper broke... So alas could have been better. Not to worry.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Outing 6

Outing 6 of the annual 10 year project - a weekend with John B, Mark A, Rob L and guest appearances from Ian R and Sacha B...

Potential for rares appeared high on Friday 2nd, with reports of Norfolk Blyths' Pipit and Marsh Sandpiper... alas it was a quieter weekend than hoped - but not without 5 more ticks for the overall 10 year trip list

10 Years 10 Trips… 
Trip Totals8111711598112107
Cumulating Totals81145181193211215

Mull/Iona 8/9 May 2010Norfolk 27/29 May 2011Northumberland 23/24/25 Mar 2012Speyside and Scotland Tour 3/4/5 May 2013Norfolk and Suffolk 1/2 Mar 2014Norfolk 3/4 Oct 2015

The new species - Golden Pheasant (quite unexpected at Wolferton - male on the roadside early morning), Yellow-browed Warbler, Arctic Skua, Great Skua and Great White Egret.

Some pictures...