Pied Wheatear: Or is it?

A quiet evening in was disturbed when images emerged on twitter of a 1st winter male Pied Wheatear on the seawall of Meols, Cheshire! A first for the county and the first BBRC Wheatear sp. to occur on the Wirral peninsula following multiple Desert Wheatear in Lancashire and North Wales. Given it was a county …

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Home sweet home…

Following my talk at Bangor Bird Club 'Cornell - The American Dream', I did plan to head straight back up to Carlisle for Uni. However, as the trains where offline I had to re-book for the evening which meant I had a day to kill, and where else better than my old patch - RSPB …

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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)      

Cleveland: Autumn on the East Coast

The East Coast is the place to be in Britain during the autumn, a whiff of easterly winds can bring in anything a large movement of Song Thrush, Fieldfare and Redwing right up to anything like a Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, Pallid Harrier or everyone's favorite and most iconic autumn bird - Yellow-browed Warbler. Now being …

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