As of 10 November 2015, a total of 430 species have been recorded this year

Total Pageviews

Saturday, 10 April 2010

CUMBRIA: Bassenthwaite OSPREYS

Got up to the view point this morning, and was rewarded with excellent views of both birds on the nest, then flying off to the lake, where the male initially looked like he was hunting, but actually spent a lot of time diving into the water, but then just bathing.

Later in the day, around 5.00, we were south of Whinlatter Pass, high on the fells, and saw another Osprey come in from the Braithwaite direction, fly pretty much up the pass, then head off north over Whinlatter/Seat How. Definitely not one of the Bassenthwaite pair, as this bird was distinctive in having a couple of primaries missing from the left wingtip (per Steve Sheehan)

Saturday, 3 April 2010

First PIED FLY of year in Hampshire

This stunning male PIED FLYCATCHER was an exceptionally early migrant at Rooksbury Mill, Hampshire, on 2nd April (Joe Stockwell/ It was present at the site until late afternoon

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Dungeness Today

ALPINE SWIFT over ARC pit/New Diggings about 12.30 today. Last seen heading towards Lade.

Three PENDULINE TITS still present. Also Garganey, six Slavonian grebes, one Black-necked Grebe, Common Buzzard, Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Yellow Wagtail, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Sedge Warbler, Common Raven (per Christine Hawkins)