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  1. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    19.04.21 Another evening run to Swillington ings picking off spring migrants. 156. Yellow wagtail 157. Reed warbler 158. Little gull
  2. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    18.04.21 A more ambitious jaunt to see the long staying Walrus today now that the Welsh border is open, heading down through the night in the hope that it would still be on its ramp early morning. Infact it seemed to be having a lazy day, shuffling up the ramp each time the tide caught up with...
  3. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    17.04.21 Have been waiting for calmer weather to have a go at a local Barn owl sight and was rewarded with one popping out just after 8pm this evening. 152. Barn owl
  4. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    14.04.21 Midweek jaunt to Swillington where Jack snipe have been showing quite well in recent days. Managed decent distanced scoped views of one. 151. Jack snipe
  5. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    11.04.21 Very good day today where everything seemed to go like clockwork. The main draw was another trip into Notts for the Two barred crossbill, then with not much else within striking distance, an attempt to see Adders over at Thorne moor. Thoresby Pit Top 145. Common crossbill - several...
  6. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    10.04.21 Still managing to catch up with the odd winter species as well as collecting the new arrivals. Elton reservoir 143. Scaup - nice drake 144. Common sandpiper - at least 3 around
  7. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    09.04.21 Wakefield Having surprisingly not picked one up elsewhere this year, I braved the rush hour traffic this evening to head into Wakefield to see the world famous Peregrines. While the bird on the nest is not visible from the ground, fortunately the mate was perched up high on the spire...
  8. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    04.04.21 Another jaunt to the midlands today as there were a few birds of interest available, starting more successfully on the woodpecker first, and managing to see all three species before 7.30am Sherwood forest 137. Lesser spotted woodpecker 138. Blackcap Had a half-hearted attempt at...
  9. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    02.04.21 A belated run into Notts today, too late for Hawfinch, but hopeful of Lesser pecker and late enough for Woodlarks. A brief drum from the woodpecker was all I managed, no further sign, in contrast to the spectacle last year. Budby 131. Brambling - 1 in a flock of redpolls and siskins...
  10. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    01.04.21 Another jaunt after work, securing Spoonbill first before a second failed attempt for Garganey, this time at Swillington Fairburn ings 130. Spoonbill
  11. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    31.03.21 Locally connected with Long eared owl after work this evening. 129. Long eared owl
  12. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    30.03.21 Another day, another non-appearance of a duck. This time garganey at Adwick washes, however, an opportunity for a few more year ticks, including a useful White fronted goose which apparently has been around a while. 126. Avocet 127. Dunlin 128. Greater white fronted goose
  13. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    29.03.21 Presumably erroneous report of velvet scoter at swillington sent me over after work. Pleasant evening after the awful weekend weather and a few year ticks too. 123. Little ringed plover 124. Sand martin 125. Cetti's warbler Also Med gull was a site tick.
  14. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    20.03.21 DIY weekend after the wind blew part of the garden fence down last week and managed an unexpected garden tick when 20 whooper swans came over. Seems like a lot have been on the move this weekend. 122. Whooper swan
  15. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    14.03.21 Wykeham 105. Yellowhammer 106. Goshawk Scarborough 107. Mediterranean gull Filey 108. Turnstone 109. Fulmar 110. Knot 111. Kittiwake 112. Purple sandpiper 113. Shag Buckton 114. Corn bunting 115. Linnet 116. Lapland bunting Bempton 117. Tree sparrow 118. Gannet 119. Razorbill...
  16. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    07.03.21 After another miserable non-productive weekend last week, I couldn't face another and wandered further than I've been restricting myself to so far this year. Managed to do all of the below sites without needing any petrol, any food or coming within 2 meters of another person and feel a...
  17. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    26.02.21 Another go this evening for Firecrest at Swillington. Apparently not seen since the morning, it wasn't looking promising but having heard goldcrest while walking down, I decided to backtrack and take a look in a slightly different area and stumbled across not one but two firecrests...
  18. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    25.02.21 Not successful with Firecrest at Swillington this evening but a pair of Egyptian geese make my third site tick in a week. 093. Egyptian goose
  19. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    22.02.21 Back to swilly again after a reported Slav grebe today. 091. Chiffchaff 092. Slavonian grebe
  20. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    21.02.21 Swillington ings Afternoon visit, staying until dark for woodcocks. 38 seen around yesterday but only managed one tonight, and that only with the powerful torch beam of another birder. Thanks! 087. Oystercatcher 088. Little grebe 089. Black necked grebe 090. Woodcock
  21. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    14.02.21 Cromwell bottom Had a wander round here looking for a firecrest which had been seen yesterday but no sign. 085. Siskin 086. Treecreeper
  22. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    13.02.21 Water levels on the local river back down to suitable levels and some good dipper activity today with a couple of singing birds seen. 083. Dipper Swillington ings 084. Smew
  23. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    31.01. 21 Late addition today outside the house. Two males having a hooting match in adjacent trees. 082. Tawny owl
  24. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    24.01.21 A bit more quality locally today. Meltham 079. Little owl Blackmoorfoot 080. Iceland gull 081. Caspian gull
  25. Trystan

    Trystan's tentative 2021 world list

    17.01.21 Blackmoorfoot 78. Lesser black backed gull
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