Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Monday 19 January 2015

18th January 2015

Not feeling brilliant & a cancelled trip to Norfolk we stayed local & birded around Edison Rd outflow upto 9 Common Chiffchaff & 2 Siberian Chiffchaff with a further Sibe at Ladywalk (Not classic Tristis but what I would call Fulvescens? Western Sibes) Calls spot on but Grey/White birds with lime Tail & Wing panels........... Photos of the 2 birds on the outflow

11th January 2015

Headed down to Dungeness,Kent with Donna for the showy Cattle Egrets & to pick up some quality birds around the local area for the year & more importantly new birds for Donna!! 1st stop was around Staines due to a motorway closure we took in a small diversion picking up about 30+ Ring Necked Parakeets flying out from their roost,we finally arrived at Dungeness about 10am & were soon having fantastic views of the Cattle Egret & a nice flyover female Merlin on the reserve we picked up Smew,Kingfisher,Great White Egret,Peregrine & Bittern making Donna's day as Bittern was the 1 bird she really wanted to see............. Cattle Egrets were the birds I wanted for a Photo tick so some below..................

Sunday 4 January 2015

2nd January 2015

1st twitch of the year had Donna & myself heading up north to Pugneys CP, Wakefield, Yorks for the long staying Blyth's Pipit after what seemed like an age in freezing cold winds the bird obligingly gave good if a little obscured views but can't complain as I don't seem to get many lifers these days........

28th December 2014

Decided to head back to Ryder's Mere, Clayhanger, W.Mids in nice light for the Great Northern Diver where the bird put on quite a show........