Sunday, 29 December 2013


BRÜNNICH’S GUILLEMOT 1 still this PM at Portland harbour, Dorset. Also Black Guillemot 1 & Black-throated Diver 1.And a photo of the WHITE BILLED DIVER taken on the 27th at Brixham harbour.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013


008004-IMG_9361 Great Northern Diver (Gavia immer)
Great Northern Diver (Gavia immer) (Photo credit: ajmatthehiddenhouse)
Walthamstow reservoirs: Great Northern Diver on West Warwick.Walton Res: GN Diver on Bessbrough.Sydenham Hill Wood LNR: 2 Firecrest in same area as the 19/12.Crayford Marshes: Ruff, 6 Yellow-legged Gull, 58 Golden Plover, Little Owl, 2 Rock Pipit, Common Sandpiper, 37 Fieldfare, Curlew, c500 Dunlin, Little Egret.
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Friday, 13 December 2013


Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides hvidvinget måge Måge
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides hvidvinget måge Måge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Beddington: 1st winter Iceland Gull (south lake) at 12:50 then flew SW.Crayford Marshes: immature Marsh Harrier, Grey Plover, Rock Pipit, 34 Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat, 27 Black-tailed Godwit, Kingfisher, 52 Fieldfare, c650 Dunlin.
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Sunday, 8 December 2013


White-fronted Goose
White-fronted Goose (Photo credit: Sergey Yeliseev)
RSPB Rainham: 2 White-fronted Goose behind Purfleet scrape late pm.London Wetland Centre: Bearded Tit (calling from grazing marsh), Bittern, Pintail, Mandarin.Middlesex Filter Beds: Firecrest again at 13.30, in the scrub to the left of the Hackney Marshes.
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Saturday, 7 December 2013


Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea)
Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) (Photo credit: almiyi)
3 IVORY GULLS in the uk and here is two of them.IVORY GULLS 2
Swanscombe Marsh: ringtail Hen Harrier over 12.10, Raven on pylons 12.05, Curlew, c150 Dunlin, c160 Lapwing, 5 Knot, Curlew, Little Egret, adult & 2nd-winter Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Wigeon & 2 Stonechat.Middlesex Filter Beds: one Firecrest at 12.00, close to the towpath entrance, in the further of the two beds from the canal .Crayford Marshes: Spotted Redshank, 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull, 42 Golden Plover, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 70 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 3 Curlew.London Wetland Centre: probably 3 Bittern (main lake), 4 Pintail (2m, 1f grazing marsh; 1f wader scrape).
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Wednesday, 4 December 2013


Raven (Photo credit: Sergey Yeliseev)
IVORY GULL 1 juvenile on North Uist, at Baleshare on shore by the coastal car park.
Richmond Park: 3 Ravens - one at Upper Pen pond 9.15, later seen at Ham Cross flew towards north of park 10.55.WWT london:Four bittern were seen from the Headley Hide today, in the sunshine.Rainham Marshes , Stone Barges 370 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff & Water Pipit.Great White Egret SE over Orsett 1.38 pm.
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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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Wednesday, 30 October 2013


Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Coccothraustes coccothraustes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tyttenhanger GP: Great White Egret again. GW Egret still 12:45. Taken from a great distance!!
London Wetland Centre: 2 Bonxie N at dawn.Alexandra Park: Hawfinch west 0720.Juv Gannet Staines Res south basin 2.20.
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Tuesday, 29 October 2013


Brednäbbad Simsnäppa / Grey Phalarope
  Grey Phalarope (Photo credit: Åsa Berndtsson)
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park: Eastern Lesser Whitethroat watched for 10 minutes in hedge adjacent to Lockhart field and Lockhart Street gardens then flew into sycamore and shortly thereafter south over railway line and out of site. Soft 'tuc' call, sandy brown mantle; no doubt one of the eastern forms.Hilfield Park Reservoir:  Grey Phalarope still from 28th showing well from Viewing Platform in Hog Lane.KGV reservoir : Brent Goose on causeway 13:00.Sewardstone Marsh: 1 Brent Goose flew from the north basin of the KGV Reservoir, and headed N/E 10:34hrs, 1 late Swallow low and south.Oxleas Woods, Eltham SE9 1YG:Firecrest 12.40 hrs.
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Monday, 28 October 2013


Mourning Dove, Cabin Lake Viewing Blinds, Desc...
Mourning Dove, Cabin Lake Viewing Blinds, Deschutes National Forest, Near Fort Rock, Oregon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
White's Thrush - Dasyueshan - Taiwan_S4E8189
White's Thrush - Dasyueshan - Taiwan_S4E8189 (Photo credit: fveronesi1)
Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Paradise Pond, Port Ara...
Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Paradise Pond, Port Aransas, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
MEGA Highland MOURNING DOVE Isle of Rhum in garden of Kinloch.WHITE'S THRUSH 1 again at St. Agnes, Scilly. YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER 1 1st-winter in Millcombe Valley, Lundy. For 1 hour at least from 11:10am.
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