Sunday, 30 October 2016

30th October - Daurian Shrike and Pied Wheatear.

Daurian Shrike and Pied Wheatear. Another 2 LIFERS - the shrike was at the lea's at South Shields and the Pied Wheatear was on our doorstep at Redcar seafront. What will turn up next!!
A little Owl also put in an appearance.

 Isabelline Daurian Shrike

 Little Owl
 Pied Wheatear


Saturday, 29 October 2016

29th October - Back home and birds keep coming - Eastern Black Redstart

Back home and birds keep coming - Eastern Black Redstart at Skinninggrove - another lifer.


Friday, 28 October 2016

26th - 28th October Mull

Now we arrive on Mull for a few days.
 Barnacle Goose
 Common Buzzard
 Hen Harrier (male)
 Highland Cow
 Red Deer
 White-tailed Eagle

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Sunday, 23 October 2016

23rd October - Up in Avimore

Caught up with the locals at one of our favourite places.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

22nd October - 150+ Brambling

Had a pleasant drive over our moors today and came across a flock of 150+ Brambling just outside Kildale Village.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

16th October - the big one - Siberian Accentor

Having failed to locate the Huntcliffe bird we heard of another at Hendon in Sunderland - a quick drive up the A19 and we arrived at the site - but where was the bird - the area was hard to access and a bit dodgy to say the least - but we did manage to get in and WOW the bird showed for a couple of minutes before disappearing. Brilliant bird and a quick record shot in the bag - nice one!!

Friday, 14 October 2016

14th October - Desert Wheatear - another lifer

Today turned up another lifer for us when a Desert Wheatear turned up at Hartlepool Headland, a late afternoon dash found the Desert Wheatear on waste ground near Spion Cop  cemetery, failing light didn't spoil the enjoyment of this short stay bird which hadn't been seen in Cleveland for 60 years. While we were watching a Shore Lark and 2 Lapland Bunting graced us with their presence - brilliant.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

13the October - Pallas's Warbler and Shore Lark

Bit of a fall of birds at the headland today.
 Pallas's Warbler

Lesser Redpoll
Shore Lark