Wednesday, 9 April 2014


Strange looking pipit along recuvler sea front,when i first saw it i was thinking worn whinchat than i had a good look pipit but not a meadow,as it sounded like a sparrow a took a few distant shoots before it flew when it land in front but block from view for a shoot i note which i thought was strange it was buff colour under parts and breast but no flank streaking as such,but only on the sides,the bill was black and it seemed long legged,than again could it be a worn summer meadow,but we in summer now

Thursday, 3 April 2014


It seems the pochard has been vanishing,but after a couple of afternoons spent on the ramp with the bird not showing it at last gave it hiding place up it been in the back pools and cames out late afternoon,did the same thing this evening as well as yesterday,while waiting noting 17 sand martins and 3 swallows and another fly past yet again know idea
a few more pochard shots

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Popping into grove after work and heading to the ramp quick call to sue to see what was about,red crested pochard which had vanished for the weekend but which has return

a couple of shot,also had a red kite north east and this super plane thunderbolt i thick tell me if i am wrong
also a single green sandpiper,after sue had left six sand martin flew over heading recuvler way

Sunday, 30 March 2014


After receiving a call from rob yesterday afternoon about the mega baikal teal in fen drayton cambrigde we left at just after 5 and arrived at 7.05,meeting a couple of other birders in the car park, we where soon off after our target,after working out what pool is what 11 to choose from, we where soon at moore pool,next thing it was in are bins asleep on the bank the arose and starting swimming off towards the hide so we hot footed over there and having stunning views,the word was going around it is the long staying lancashire hope so as that already been accepted,a few naff shots

aslo there was three eyppo geese two more later on
also we saw was a pochard,tufted hybrid,and male scaup,two very very happy birders

Monday, 24 March 2014


Having finished work early i headed to grove and headed to the ramp but held back a bit, as a nutty was on there shout and talking to himself for a minute or so i thought it was gibbards easy mistake to make hmmm,anyway first bird i saw was a smart drake red crested pochard,a first for me in the valley

photo does not show how smart this bird was,a welcome valley tick

Sunday, 23 March 2014


Up bright and early this morning and headed of to thanet,park the car and walk along the cliff top in a cold breeze few fulmars were buzzing past and a corn bunting singing in normal spot but bugger all else,so walked back on the beach and was lucky enough to have two very confiding rock pipits so i spent a hour or so with them in glorious sunshine

then my phone went off and alerted me to the hoopoe at snodland,so off i went with direction for gibbards i soon found the place but no bird so a wander around and still no luck,so i went back to last place it was seen and bumping into john c and john t,so yet again another wander about still no luck so i headed off on my own and bingo there it was just sitting there

a quick record shot,lol lol,so went home happy,later on i went up east blean woods with jackie noting l spot woodpecker,nut hatch,marsh tit and a flock of 16 + crossbills