Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Migration on the east coast

Two Wheatears, Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher photographed recently at Spurn Point and part of an impressive fall of common autumn migrants. Photos by Glyn Sellors

Monday, 29 September 2008

Lesser Grey Shrike and Ruddy Shelducks in Norfolk

Two excellent photos by Will Bowell of the weekend's popular Lesser Grey Shrike near Weybourne.

Also 8 Ruddy Shelducks found by Will at Burnham Overy which were present briefly, and presumably the birds seen earlier in the day flying south along the south Lincolnshire coast. Wild? Self-sustaining feral from the near continent? Fence hoppers? Tick according to your conscience :-)

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Saturday, 13 September 2008

Dotterel in Suffolk

One of two juvenile Dotterel present on the beach at Languard NR, photo by Stephen Rutt.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Grey Phalarope in Warwickshire

Three photos of yesterday's bird at Shustoke Reservoir by Glynn Sellors, also present this morning showing well off the car park.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Drift migrants

A recent easterly airflow from Scandinavia across to the east coast provided ideal conditions for a large fall, with big numbers of Wyrnecks (below, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly by Stephen Menzie) being particularly evident across the country.

Smaller numbers of Red-backed Shrikes were also seen, including this juvenile bird at Landguard, Suffolk (pictures by Stephen Rutt).

On the south coast, an adult Tawny Pipit remained in residence at Barleycrates Lane, Portland (Picture by Stephen Menzie).

Monday, 1 September 2008

Rose-coloured Starling, Cornwall

Two excellent videograbs by Steve Evans of yesterday's adult Rose-coloured Starling on the south-west side of St.Agnes in Cornwall.

More of Steve's images can be found at: www.isabelline.co.uk

Sabine's Gull, Staffordshire

A set of seven superb shots of yesterday's juvenile Sabine's Gull at Westport Lake, Stoke-on-Trent by Glynn Sellors. The last Staffordshire record was on 24th September 2006 at Blithfield Reservoir.