Got a free day in east anglia tomorrow with no real plans beyond snettisham for western sand. Has anyone got any fairly reliable (with usual provisos about mammal watching) sites or reserves for Chinese water deer.
I’ll have all day and am staying in thetford area so not just north Norfolk.
Black browed albatross at bempton. My first visit to what looks like an amazing site. I didn’t have the cliff top views people had earlier in the week but it going missing for a few days meant I was just happy to see it as I can’t see me having another chance to be in Yorkshire for a while...
I’m hopefully heading up to bempton at the weekend. (From East Midlands) If I have spare time in the day I was thinking about trying the wykeham forest honey buzzard watchpoint as they would be a lifer for me
anyone got any suggestions of best times/weather or hints for good results.
I've only seen them at alun valley but they were plentiful and I've seen on twitter really good photos from the last few weeks, let me know if you want some access information. there's a brief ( veryeasy) slope to climb and then it's all flat with clear paths
Caspian Tern today at llanelli wwt. Terns are my favourite family so seeing the largest was pretty special. Passed it over on first scan as it was head down and larger than the surrounding gulls. Quite some bill on it.
I think it just leaves me Gull Billed of Europe’s breeding species.
Yeah, I could possibly do it on the way up rather than using the m6 all the way up. I'm starting from Rugby and finishing in Helensburgh on my first day but it doesn't have much birding planned so a detour might be doable.
No I’d love to do Musselburgh. Had hotel booked there that got ruined by Covid. But I think the only way I could do it on this trip would be on the way home and adding several hours to my already long final drive. I am still considering doing that but a site further north would suit the trip...
Covid restrictions allowing I will be in Scotland in late august. I’ve never seen velvet scoter (or any rarer scoters) is that too early for them? And if not is there anywhere aside from Musselburgh where they are easily seen.
also I noticed today that Elvis is back at ythan Generally...