September 10: Lymington, UK
The luck streak somewhat petered out towards the end of August... however, I kicked off September with a somewhat dubious sighting of my first scoter on Sep 1. This was followed by a confirmed sighting of (presumably) the same bird on the 10th in the same spot. I also spent 5 hours staring at a reedbed in hopes of glimpsing the spotted crake, but no luck there...
305. * Common Scoter
September 14: Lymington, UK
One last trip to Lymington before moving out of Hampshire for the forseeable future. Spent another 5 hours sat waiting for the spotted crake, only this time it paid off (after 4:54 hours!!)
306. * Spotted Crake
September 18: Farlington, UK
My first birding trip from my new base in Sussex and I forgot my camera! I'm almost glad the bluethroat didn't show, that would've been very frustrating!
307. Pectoral Sandpiper
September 23: Hamburg, Germany
A few days in Germany to visit a friend... Hamburg central bus station yielded an unexpected lifer with my first honey buzzard!
308. * European Honey Buzzard
309. * Caspian Gull
September 25: Duvenstedt, Germany
So they cancelled my ferry to Heligoland... ah well, time for some birding closer to Hamburg!
310. * Black Woodpecker
311. * Common Crane
312. * European Crested Tit
September 26: Bough Beech, UK
Back from Germany now, and time to catch up on the phalarope irruption which seems to have happened while I was gone.
313. Red Phalarope
September 27: Dungeness, UK
A few days down at Dungeness yielded my UK 200 tick! And a tick for 2018 as well...
314. Western Cattle Egret
September 28: Dungeness, UK
Finally found another bird that had been eluding me; and it was a very very good sighting! Maybe ~10-20m away at most, in plain view. Not what I was expecting from my first bittern!
315. * Eurasian Bittern
Total additions in September: 11
Total lifers in September: 8
Last edited by rylirk : Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 11:59.