Saturday, 29 November 2008

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Waxwings in Notts

One of six birds just south of Bestwood Country Park on Finsbury Road. Photos by Glyn Sellors.



Monday, 24 November 2008

Waxwings in Ayrshire

A flock in Ayr at Mill Brae car park on 15th November. Photos by Jim Woods.





Friday, 21 November 2008

Great Northern Diver in Derbyshire

One of four birds recently at Carsington Water




By: Glyn Sellors
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Hooded Merganser




Hooded Merganser
Location: Tayport
Date: November 2008
By:Jim Woods
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Sunday, 16 November 2008

Steppe Grey Shrike

More excellent shots of Lincolnshire's extremely confiding first-winter Steppe Grey Shrike by Glyn Sellors.




Thursday, 13 November 2008




Grey Phalarope
Stevenston Point
12 November 2008
By:Jim Woods

Hoopoe - Carsethorne, Dumfries and Galloway





Hoopoe
Carsethorne, Dumfries and Galloway
September 2008
By:Jim Woods

Monday, 10 November 2008

Pied Wheatear in Yorkshire

Found at Reighton Sands caravan park on Saturday, this Pied Wheatear increases the tally of high quality eastern birds found in the last couple of weeks on the east coast of Britain. Early November has been a just reward to those dedicated east coast patch workers who slogged it out through what was, by and large, a truly shocking October! Photo by Glyn Sellors.


Migration at Spurn

Recent migrants on the peninsula by Glyn Sellors:

Long-eared Owl:


Waxwing:


Woodcock:


Lesser Redpoll:


Siskin:

Steppe Grey Shrike in Lincolnshire

Still an extreme rarity in Britain, Glyn Sellors took two great shots of this 1st-winter bird at Grainthorpe Haven:


Also a supporting cast of Waxwings nearby:



Mediterranean Gull:


Also Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver in Scarborough Harbour:

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Scilly season continues

More photos from Scilly by Joe Ray.

A first-winter American Golden Plover on St.mary's airfield:


The 'controversial' shrike, rumoured by some to be Brown Shrike but with a range of features that fit well within the boundaries of what would be expected from a normal Red-backed Shrike:

Perhaps the biggest surprise, a juvenile male Snowy Owl that arrived on Gugh before moving onto St. Mary's and then onto St. Martin's:

Saturday, 1 November 2008

East coast migrants

With an easterly airflow blowing across the UK, the east coast has seen an arrival of winter migrants and scarce vagrants from the east. These have included Red-breasted Flycatchers (1st winter at Flamborough, E. Yorks):

Brent Geese:

Redwings:

Woodcocks:

and Goldcrests:


All pictures by Glyn Sellors.