Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

My Year List 2015

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average.
Old Wednesday 11th March 2015, 20:26   #26
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
11th March 2015

Weather today was sunny and a little breezy but as forecasted it began raining mid afternoon
A trip to the local coast in Lincolnshire

Donna Nook

117 Twite

118 Brent Goose

119 Water Pipit

120 Avocet

121 Hen Harrier

122 Meadow Pipit

Latest Lifer Twite 293
UK List Twite 271

Latest Lifer Water Pipit 294
Uk List Water Pipit 272

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 14th March 2015, 19:47   #27
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
14th March 2015

Mixed weather today sunshine and strong breeze, then later overcast but no rain. Much cooler today than last few days improvement forecast for new week.

On our recent visit to the Lincolnshire coast I recorded a Water Pipit, at bird 119 however I has come to light that this bird which was identified as a Water Pipit was in fact a Scandinavian Rock Pipit of which there are several on the east coast. In view of this I have cancelled the WATER Pipit , I shall ask the admin to edit my post accordingly.

Ferrymoor

123 Ringed Plover

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 26th April 2015, 12:01   #28
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
17TH March 2015

A warm sunny day with a light breeze.

High Melton / Marr

123 Rock Pipit ( Late entry Donna Nook )

124 Corn Bunting

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 26th April 2015, 12:06   #29
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
17th March 2015

A warm sunny day with gentle breeze.

Spurn Peninsula

125 Black Redstart

126 Knot

127 Grey Plover

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 26th April 2015, 12:09   #30
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
19th March 2015

Warm spring day little wind .

Old Moor RSPB

128 Green Woodpecker


John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 26th April 2015, 13:09   #31
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
10th April 2015

Warm sunny day little breeze.

Garden

129 Swallow ( 4 )

This years Swallows arrived two days earlier than last years birds.

John

I have a pair of Jackdaws feeding youg today inside a neighbours Chimney Pot.
Nice to watch whilst Im in my garden den .
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 26th April 2015, 13:13   #32
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
13th April 2015

Weather sunny with a light breeze.
I have a trip to Blackburn today so Im going to return via the Dales through Skipton for any migrants.

Skipton

130 Redstart ( a cracking male on drystone wall viewed to 20 feet fab )

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 26th April 2015, 13:15   #33
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
13th April 2015

Weather sunny with a light breeze.
I have a trip to Blackburn today so Im going to return via the Dales through Skipton for any migrants.

Harewood House

131 Red Kite

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 26th April 2015, 13:26   #34
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
14th Apil 2015

A resonable day today some sunshine an a slight breeze.
A trip to Norfolk planned.

Norfolk - North Coast

132 Goldcrest
133 Whitethroat
134 Willow Warbler
135 Yellow Wagtail (3)
136 Wheatear ( 8 )
137 Egyptian Goose ( 3 )


John

Last edited by rosko1948 : Sunday 26th April 2015 at 13:55.
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 26th April 2015, 13:31   #35
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
16th April 2015

A warm sunny day with a gentle breeze.

Hagg Lane NR

138 Sand Martins ( c40 )

139 Little- ringed Plover ( 6 )

140 Common Sandpiper

John

Last edited by rosko1948 : Sunday 26th April 2015 at 13:56.
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 26th April 2015, 13:39   #36
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
17th April 2015

A warm sunny day.

Today my friend and I decided to go down to our local reserve on our newly aquired mobility scooters, Its around 1.5 - 2 miles. We both got there no problem however mine decided to surrender and wouldnt go any further I had to go fetch my car after arranging a lift, mark 3 is now ready to try, watch this space.
By the way my friend Alan got there and back.

Adwick Washlands RSPB

141 Gargany

Well worth the trip for this fabulous duck.

John

Last edited by rosko1948 : Sunday 26th April 2015 at 13:56.
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 26th April 2015, 13:52   #37
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
21st April 2015

A warm sunny afternoon.
Another trip to one of our local ish reserves , we took our scooters and they performed faultless, no more struggling to get to hides etc now we are mobile .

Anglers CP and Wintersett

142 Red-necked Grebe

Fabulous bird in full summer plumage, sleeping alot but occasionaly lifted its head to see it in all its glory, Wow .

John

Last edited by rosko1948 : Sunday 26th April 2015 at 13:56.
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 2nd May 2015, 18:08   #38
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
May 1st 2015

Weather was sunny but it was a cold wind which required a coat.
Stayed local to try out our mobility scooters, travelled about 1.5 miles there and back not quite a sucess we will take them in car next time.

Adwick Washlands RSPB

143 Sedge Warbler

144 Swift ( 1st of Year )

This local reserve just gets better and better as it gets more established.

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 6th May 2015, 19:30   #39
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
5th May 2015

Weather was very unsettled felt more like a winters day than spring very cold blustery wind quite strong.
A visit to a local reservoir was required for a duck which had stayed a little longer.

Wintersett and Anglers Country Park

145 Lesser Scaup

Latest Lifer Lesser Scaup 295
UK List Lesser Scaup 273

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 12th June 2015, 17:15   #40
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
12th May 2015

Weather was sunny and with a slight breeze.


OLD MOOR RSPB


146 Garden Warbler

147 Reed Warbler

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 12th June 2015, 17:22   #41
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
14th May 2015

Sunny but much cooler and strong Easterly breeze at times.

Visit to the coast.

Spurn

148 House Martin

149 Little Egret

150 Grasshopper Warbler

151 Little Tern

152 Cuckoo

153 Whimbrel

A good day at Spurn hopefully migrants will start to turn up .

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 12th June 2015, 17:29   #42
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
19th May 2015

Sunshine , Rain , Hail , wind we had it all , in two hours.
News came through of a longer staying pair of birds.

North Cave Wetlands NR

154 Wood Sandpiper

155 Temmincks Stint

Latest Lifer Temmincks Stint 296

UK List Temmincks Stint 274

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 12th June 2015, 17:32   #43
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
26th May 2015

Weather was fine and dry with little wind, a ride out on the scooters.
Visit to our local reserve.

OLD MOOR RSPB

156 Curlew Sandpiper

157 Bittern

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 12th June 2015, 18:04   #44
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
26th May 2015 - 28th May 2015

Alan Cawthrow and myself had a trip to North Uist and mainland.

North Uist 27th May 2015

Weather was atrocious torrential rain, with sunny spells but still enjoyable.
Weather much better on mainland but still raining on and off.

159 Manx Shearwater ( MV Hebrides )

160 Red - throated Diver

North Uist

161 Great Northern Diver

162 Corncrake

163 Short-eared Owl

164 Arctic Tern

165 Hooded Crow

166 Glaucous Gull

MV Hebrides Return Journey 28th May 2015

167 Arctic Skua

168 Great Skua

Pass of Cattle

169 Greenshank

170 Golden Eagle.

Loch Of Lowes Dunkeld Perthshire 29th May 2015

171 Osprey

172 Siskin

Latest Lifer Corncrake 297 , Hooded Crow 298 Glaucous Gull 299

UK List Corncrake 275 Hooded Crow 276 Glaucous Gull 277

A great break and some fab birds Corncrake down to five feet wandering across the road great stuff.

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 12th June 2015, 18:29   #45
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
29th May 2015

Weather was much the same as the scottish trip.
Our return journey was planned to take us down the East coast, an RBA Alert
had us diverting around 5 miles.

Bothal Pond Northumberland

173 Black-winged Pratincole

Fabulous bird to round off our trip.

NB Twenty minutes after we left to resume our journey home a Gull-billed Tern paid a visit to the pond for around an hour. Now that would have been the icing on the cake.

Latest Lifer Black-winged Pratincole 300

UK LIST Black-winged Pratincole 278

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 18th June 2015, 12:47   #46
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
16th June 2015 Barnsley Mega !!

Weather today was fine and warm with a gentle breeze. It remained the same during early evening.
A call came through of a Mega at Old Moor our local reserve.
Found the day before but disappeared after 10 minutes it had returned and was lingering, so after a torture walk ( No scooter available ) I eventually arrived at the hide.

Old Moor RSPB

174 Gull-billed Tern

Excellent views, well worth the pain to get there.
There have been two birds 1st in early 00"S didnt stop , and this bird which looked like it was going to roost still showing at dusk. Both birds found by Dave the warden . Thanks.

Latest Lifer Gull-billed Tern 301 BBR


UK LIST Gull-billed Tern 279 BBR

Last edited by rosko1948 : Thursday 18th June 2015 at 12:54.
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 19th August 2015, 06:04   #47
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
30th June 2015

Weather was dry and had been sunny most of day .

News came through of a Little Bittern being seen at local reserve whilst the observer was on nest protection for the Bittern nest.

Old Moor RSPB

175 Kingfisher

No sign of the Little Bittern
Early morning start tomorrow

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 19th August 2015, 06:20   #48
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
1st July 2015

The weather look set to be fair again , i arrived at reserve at 4.50am.
The reserve had set new opening times whilst the bird was present.

Old Moor RSPB

176Little Bittern BBR

Several birders were present at the reserve the bird eventually showed itself in a short flight from the Bittern Hide.

After a series of short flights it landed approx 30yds from hide and perched on the outside of the reed bed giving excellent views for around 10 mins before disappearing towards the back of the reserve.

At the time of writing ( 19 .8.15 )the bird is still present though very elusive and only seen in short brief flights.

Lifer 302 Little Bittern BBR

UK LIST 280 Little Bittern BBR

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 19th August 2015, 06:28   #49
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
1st July 2015

Warm and sunny with little breeze.
A visit to another local reserve around 1 hour away to see a fantastic breeding bird which return after the previous breeding sucess.

Blacktoft Sands RSPB

177 Montagu's Harrier

Fabulous views of the male, but unfortunately no food passes whilst we were there. Marvolous news they believed to have reared two chicks.
A stiory of good reserve management and hopefully they will return for a third year.

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 19th August 2015, 06:37   #50
rosko1948
Registered User
 
rosko1948's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Barnsley
Posts: 251
21st July 2015

Weather was sunny and dry little breeze.

A trip into Staffordshire for this long staying bird with Alan and John.

Chatterley Whitfield

178 Red- footed Falcon

Latest Lifer 303 Red -footed Falcon

UK List 281 Red-footed Falcon

Excellent views , bird is still present at time of writing 19.08.15

John
rosko1948 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gibbo 92's 2015 Year List Gibbo 92 Member's Lists 2015 44 Saturday 15th August 2015 16:19
Swankyspoon's 2015 Maryland Year List swankyspoon Member's Lists 2015 7 Monday 30th March 2015 02:44
Piè's 2015 list pietrod Member's Lists 2015 7 Sunday 8th March 2015 20:12
Nightjar61's 2015 Year List Nightjar61 Member's Lists 2015 0 Tuesday 6th January 2015 10:45



Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.17334104 seconds with 37 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 01:27.