Anglesey: Reaching milestones!

After a few days in hospital, I was glad to be back out on my feet and in the field. Currently a Common Loon has taken up residency at West Kirby, whilst a recent WeBS produced a handful of Purple Sandpiper at New Brighton. Elsewhere, Britain and Ireland's 9th Royal Tern showed it's self at …

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Great Northern Diver…

Back on home turf today, so it'd rude not to drop by the marine lake at West Kirby for the Great Northern Diver on site. A description species to the waters of the Wirral peninsula, one mostly encountered off North Wirral in Liverpool Bay, though every so often inland records do occour in West Kirby …

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Holy Island…

Highlights from a quiet few hours spent with Russ Webb at Beal and Holy Island, Northumberland: Whooper Swan (9) Long-tailed Duck (1) Yellow-browed Warbler (10) Ring Ouzel (1) Common Chiffchaff (4) Lesser Whitethroat (1) Northern Wheatear (1) Brambling (c20) Short-eared Owl (2) Snow Bunting (1)