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Sunday, 18 November 2018

Ashridge walk - Buzzard delight

A beautiful sunny day in Ashridge - a walk with family and friends.
A stunning BUZZARD over , a ROBIN keeping check at the very busy cafe shop and lots of MARSH TIT (?) in the woods along with LONG TAILED TITS.
A cheeky monkey in the woods
Buzzard in the morning light
Through the branches



Robin at the cafe

'Shrooms 

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Family trip to Suffolk

We stayed in a nice caravan near Southwold - I got flu which was nice. Great time anyway and went looking for a Purple Sandpiper along the sea wall at Southwold - managed a few TURNSTONES.
Caravan site right on the sea edge and good sunny days :)

Suffolk Coast with the gang 
Bird count for the year - 92!!! Record low score so far !!!

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Bournemouth Warbler

A nice view of a DARTFORD WARBLER on Canford Heath by Robs on the way back from a Chesil trip. 

Dartford Warbler on the Heath


Saturday, 29 September 2018

South Coast Birding

 A weekend down in Bournemouth / Weymouth with Rob.
It's been a light touch year this year , this trip bringing the rarest sites and pics of the year...
GREY PHALAROPE and OSPREY
A a stop off at Lychett Fields near Rob produced some good birding , once we found it! STONE CHAT and GREEN SANDPIPER the highlights. Didn't have the scope which didn't help and got lazy on carrying the camera.

Grey Phalarope at Lodmoor
Osprey over Lodmoor
Mobbed by gulls 

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Wilstone Dipping

A suspect Spotted Crake at Wilstone - I had a couple of attempts with the mighty scope but no joy. The equipment some people had - what chance have they to see the water right over the other side of the ressie - but hey each to their own!

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Family camping - Cotswold Lakes

A family holiday in Cirencester on the Cotswolds lakes - Coke Pit LNR brought the first RED CRESTED POCHARD of the year.
One of the local lakes had massive swans!!!!

Bewick or Whooper??? Fun ride either way 

Monday, 28 May 2018

College Lake with the family

A nice trip out to see the local birds with the family - nothing of note to report on the species seen


Father & Son in the hide @ College Lake