Saturday, 30 November 2013


Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea), adult plumage.
Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea), adult plumage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
MEGA Co.Durham IVORY GULL juv Seaburn flew north over beach at 11.25am.BAIKAL TEAL 1 drake of unknown origin at RSPB Marshside.
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Wednesday, 27 November 2013


Had a short trip out to KGV res today to see the BLACK-THROATED DIVER which showed really well.And also had a quick look over william girling res
getting 12 BLACK NECKED GREBES and 5 goosanders.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013


Connaught water Smew. (LC).Black-throated Diver still present on KGV.Rainham RSPB:Merlin.

Friday, 22 November 2013


Red-necked Grebe
Red-necked Grebe (Photo credit: Sergey Yeliseev)
KGV Reservoir: Black-throated Diver still.Thorpe Park: Red-necked Grebe.
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013


Black-necked Grebe, Jan. 2007, Ibaraki JAPAN 日...
Black-necked Grebe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
King George V Reservoir: (viewed from Pick's Farm, Sewardstone)  Black-throated Diver, female Goosander, 2 female Goldeneye, 100+ Cormorant, Black-throated Diver also visible from Mill Lane, Sewardstone.William Girling Reservoir: (viewed from Mansfield Park, Chingford)  8-10+ Black-necked Grebe.Connaught Water Epping Forest: female Smew, escaped female Hooded Merganser, male Pintail.
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013


008002-IMG_1847 Black-throated Diver (Gavia ar...
008002-IMG_1847 Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica) (Photo credit: ajmatthehiddenhouse)
KGV Reservoir: Black-throated Diver on south basin.Middlesex Filter Beds : Firecrest (called frequently, seen briefly).Wanstead Flats: Tawny Owl (Long Wood) 06:00  ad Mediterranean Gull still Alex.
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Gardens & rare birds.

Dusky Thrush (Turdus naumanni eunomus) - Male ...
Dusky Thrush (Turdus naumanni eunomus) -  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today i found this very interesting blog post about birders,rare birds and gardens.Gets you thinking
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Saturday, 16 November 2013


Black Stork
Black Stork (Photo credit: Sergey Yeliseev)
BLACK STORK 1 over Chessington, Surrey, flew low towards Surbiton (11:00am)Richmond Park: Dartford Warbler in bracken next to the south west corner of the cattle enclosure.Banstead Woods: MARSH TIT again SE of Piddly Pond 4.00pm.
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Friday, 15 November 2013


Save your pennys it costs £50 RRP.


Western Orphean Warbler (male in center)
Western Orphean Warbler (male in center) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
UK MEGA:Pembrokes: ORPHEAN WARBLER still at St.Brides in garden at Orlandon Kilns SM.813.088. Park in field at SM.814.085 & walk N on minor road.UK MEGA
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Sunday, 10 November 2013


Black-throated Diver
Black-throated Diver (Photo credit: Brendan A Ryan)
QE2 Res: Black- throated Diver until 1550 when flew high NW.Rye Meads RSPBGlossy Ibis, from lapwing hide still.Leyton: Short-eared Owl seen distantly chased by crows in direction of Wanstead 08:00.
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Friday, 8 November 2013

Rye Meads

I have not been out twitching for a long while so it was nice to connect with the rye meads GLOSSY IBIS.My london total is now standing at 270.
Glossy ibis

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


Yellow-browed Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler (Photo credit: Sergey Yeliseev)
Holmethorpe SPs: Yellow-browed Warbler at Watercolour Lagoons footpath entrance with tit flock early am but no sign 8.30-9.45, Little Gull Mercer's Lake then flew to Watercolour Lagoons.Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir: juv Gannet E 07.31.
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Tuesday, 5 November 2013


English: Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus at K...
English: Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. Category:Plegadis falcinellus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
GLOSSY IBIS 1 at Fishers Green, London, in the goose field.The bird is now at RSPB rye meads. Glossy Ibis showing well from Lapwing Hide in the car park.

Picture of Glossy at Rye Meads. Thanks .. 1st for yesterday evening! ‏
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Sunday, 3 November 2013


Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  Tyttenhanger GP: Glossy Ibis briefly at 1520 hrs then off towards M25. Gallions Reach: Great Northern Diver  upriver @ 13.55.
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