Just a quick question. I'm at a wedding in Prussia Cove this weekend. I'm not sure exactly how much birding I will be able to squeeze in, but if I can tear myself away from the warm beer and endless poetry, I was just wondering if there was presently anything of interest to be looking...
Warden's Blog gives you an idea of what can be seen:-
I visited Sunday. A few Nightingales have aleady returned and loads of Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff around too. 3 Med Gulls were also present, although...
Great Grey Shrike still present this evening. Spent some time atop of the tall tree between VC and dipping pond, before dropping into the bushes below. Last seen about 1810. Hopefully it will stick around for tomorrow!
1 Barn Owl, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stonechat and 2 Goldcrest also about.
Cut End is the north side (Freiston side) of the Witham Mouth. It is accessible from Freiston Shore, but it is quite a hike along the seabank from the main car park.
There is a much smaller car park at the bottom of Cut End Road (drive into Fishtoft, turn down Gaysfield Road and cross...
One Pectoral Sandpiper was still present (from East Hide) this evening, along with the Glossy Ibis, eleven Curlew Sandpiper and at least four Little Stint.
It's depressing how quickly the nights are pulling in now! Good numbers of Black-tailed Godwit and Ruff were already starting to drop onto...
Agree completely, Fred. I hate the things. Flying low over peoples gardens and plonking down wherever they like. One particular imbecile actually landed in the conservation area on the wet grassland a few months back.
Our already wonderful Frampton Autumn got even better today, with an elusive but super rewarding Barred Warbler on the path to Tab's Head.
Cracking find by Boy Wonder. A reserve first, I believe! :clap:
I've posted this on the Info Wanted thread, but I thought I'd put it here too.
I'm heading to Cortona (Tuscany/ Umbria border) for the last week of August.
I'm not too far off Lago Trasimeno and Lago di Montepulciano, both of which I have managed to find a little info about. However, I'd...
I'm heading to Cortona (Tuscany/ Umbria border) for my sisters wedding in the last week of August. However, I obviously intend to try to squeeze some birding in whilst I'm there too.
I'm not too far off Lago Trasimeno and Lago di Montepulciano, both of which I have managed to find a little...
Hi Fred. John Badley hit 25 on Monday morning...
Like you say, it's hard not to hit 20+ wader species at Frampton at the minute. Black-tailed Godwit and Dunlin numbers are going through the roof, particularly at high tide. Love...
Hi Peewit. I hope you enjoyed your cruise. I must admit that I was a little worried that we were going to get rained upon throughout, but at least it fined up fairly quickly. |=)|
Did you manage to take in any other glories of Boston during your stay?
Work put paid to any hopes of a late dash to Covenham for the Terek Sandpiper. However, an hour or so at Frampton went some way to salving the wounds of that particular dagger through my heart.
At least four Common Sandpiper were behind East Hide tonight. No sign of Temminck's Stint, but Little...
My feet are still aching now and my back has seized up. You must be a physical wreck, Chris!!!
Typically/ annoyingly, our first Wood Sandpiper of the year turned up today... Slap bang in front of visitor centre!
Also, popped to reservoir after VC closed - first bird I see over the water...
Couple of year ticks this evening. Within minutes of arriving my first Swift of the year flew over my head. Soon after I located the Little Gull on the reedbed.
The Spoonbill was still present this evening on South Scrape too, whilst the Garganey were suprisngly easy to pick up on the grassland...
Saw my first Turtle Dove of the year as I arrived on the reserve this evening; in the hedgerow right near the entrance. Had another fleeting view as one flew into cover on the crossbank later in the evening. Not sure whether it was a second bird or the same one as before, but just standing there...
Lovely still evening of the reserve. Highlights were 3 Whooper Swan, 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Swallow and 1 Barn Owl. Plenty of Yellowhammer about too, as well as a few Pied Wagtail around the reservoir and a small flock of Linnet.
Highlights on the reedbed and scrapes previous night included 2...
The pair were showing really well around 17:45. They were tight in the corner of the reedbed when I first arrived, but eventually drifted out slap bang in front of the hide before drifting away again. Cracking looking birds. :t:
Not quite the glorious weather promised by the BBC, but a nice enough day on the reserve nonetheless.
Had hopes of finding an early Spring migrant kicking about, but (aside from the increasing numbers of Avocet) the birds of the day came in the more wintery forms of a lone Snow Bunting on the...
Barn Owl x 1
Merlin x 1
Marsh Harrier x 1
Water Rail x 1
Whooper Swan x 42
Bewick's Swan x 2
White-fronted Goose x 4
Scaup x 2
Dunlin x c800
Knot x c30
Redshank x c25
Black-tailed Godwit x 13
Ruff x 7
Grey Plover x 1
Oystercatcher x 1
Despite the spectacularly blustery conditions, we had a good crowd of intrepid birders on the reserve today - including a group from my old drinking grounds of Huddersfield and Halifax. Highlights reported were:-
Hen Harrier x 2
Peregrine x 1
Water Rail x 1
Scaup x 2
Ringed Plover x c20...