Sunday, 16 August 2009

not alot of birding as of late...

Not done a lot of birding lately as it is the summer holidays and friends and family have taken up most of my time. I managed to dodge the hubbub and get a brief birding trip to Arne and middlebere though......

Middlebere produced Whimbrel, Oystercatcher, Yellow legged gull ( NEW lifer! some birders in the hide pointed it out amongst loads of gulls on the flats ), Grey heron and more of the rest you have heard from my trips there before ( shelduck, L.Es etc ). For once this year the osprey was not on his fav perch but was somewhere else and not in view ( possibly fishing downstream ).

Arne common had loads of waders there such as Greenshank ( which I managed to actaully show my auntie because of my new non wobbily Tripod from London! ). Loads and loads of Curlews flying around along with the smaller Whimbrels and Oystercatchers. Non waders included Bluetits, Great tits, Great spotted woodpeckers, Stonechats, Starlings and Buzzards. ( Plus: Sika deer were everywhere!! )


  1. Hey Taylor, its Joseph from Birdforum. This a very nice blog; very well written, with some really nice photography too. A very nice read. I will no doubt be visiting your blog again!

  2. Cheers Joseph for your kind words,
    Do pop in again. I will try to add even more photos and make it more interesting in the future :)

  3. well done with the yellow Legged Gull. I only saw my first one a few weeks back and a tricky species to catch up with.

  4. Yes Jonathan they are not that easy to catch up with - I was really pleased when the birders pointed it out for me, another bogey bird ticked off! and thank you for becoming one of my followers :)