Saturday, 9 September 2017

Western Isles

W.Isles: AMERICAN REDSTART still on Barra in trees behind Eoligarry Church this morning. View churchyard from behind wall on south side.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Wandsworth Common

Wandsworth Common: NIGHT HERON flew in to small island on lake at 07.45, still present to 08.30 at least roosting in False Acacia on eastern end of island viewable from boardwalk (Nick Rutter).This  bird was found on the sunday 27th and a very good bird for london.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Thursday, 3 August 2017


A running sanderling captured in mid stride. F...
 Sanderling (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I have only been back three days at the patch when i found a nice adult SANDERLING which is a patch tick.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Sounds Natural

Roadrunner at Falcon SP
Roadrunner at Falcon SP (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here's something that i listen to today about birds: Sounds Natural I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, 6 July 2017


It's quiet on the bird front at the moment in london but you can not beat watching peregrines at any time of the year.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017


Here's a different view of the elegant twitch by local water colour artist and here is a link to her site. molebags

Pagham Harbour

Here's a couple of shots of the elegant tern i see on tuesday.

Elegant Tern

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Elegant Tern, Pagham Harbour, UK, 11th June 2017

Had a great day at pagham today when i see this bird which was a much needed lifer.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017


Today was the last day of my spring watch at the patch and it produced a RED KITE & a Ringed plover.

Thursday, 11 May 2017


Great White Egret
Great White Egret (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Red kite, Watlington Hill, Oxfordshire.
Red kite (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today i had some birds of note my second GREAT WHITE EGRET for the patch and a Red Kite which i needed for the year.

Saturday, 22 April 2017


English: Marsh Harrier Marsh Harrier at RSPB L...
 Marsh Harrier  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today was the third day in a row i have found some birds of note with MARSH HARRIER and 2 Mediterranean gulls

Friday, 21 April 2017


Whimbrel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Yet another good day at the patch with a LITTLE TERN going downriver and also 7 WHIMBREL flying over going east.

Thursday, 20 April 2017


At last a bird of note at the patch a OSPREY fishing the river.And also a SWIFT which was new for the year.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


It's the 1st of march and i am back at the patch for three months looking for earlys and birds of note hopefully london lifers.
Gallions Reach: 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, Common Sandpiper and a singing Chiffchaff.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Finchley (Garden N3): Stock Dove present again, also anyone in the area... a pale thrush came out of the redwing roost this morning, my initial thought was black throated thrush, however at the same time it could have been a pale morph redwing. I will report back after I have watched the return to roost this evening!!! (Samuel Levy) My gut instinct was correct for a change... FEMALE BLACK-THROATED THRUSH at 15:55 came in with redwing to the tops of the trees then was scared off by the builders next door before I could get my camera to it. Roost site this year is somewhere near Finchley Tennis club and the redwing and the black throated thrush use my garden to head to and from feeding grounds. If still present on Saturday morning viewing times can be arranged for Saturday evening. Otherwise the trick would be to find where it goes during the day. Also present 12 Redwing, and a steady flow W of 50+ BHG and 50+ Common Gull. (Samuel Levy).....Well Done Samuel! (Ken Murray) Thank You Ken (SL) Congratulaions! Is that the lawn tennis club, Brent Way? (Bob Watts) Yes, I am just waiting to see if I can get the precise location of the redwings roost near there, I have contacted someone who lives there. (SL)

Waxwing at RSPB Rainham Marshes on 21st January 2017

Wednesday, 18 January 2017


At least a dozen birders on site at Beeley but no sign of the dusky thrush.Lots of redwings and fieldfares. A couple of buzzards and siskins and a coal tit. (NO MEGA).

Sunday, 15 January 2017