Monthly Archives: January 2017

An Arctic Beast. White-billed Diver in Lincs. 26th January 2017

In 1996 I saw my first White-billed Diver in the rather incongruous surroundings of the River Witham in Lincolnshire, 20 odd miles inland and  with water no wider than 40yards. The bird was feeding along a stretch of the river … Continue reading

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New Year Catch Up 2. A Tick. Pine Bunting- FINALLY!

There has been a very conspicuous gap on my British and Irish list for a very long time. My friends have all seen it but for some reason every time it has become twitchable events have either conspired to thwart … Continue reading

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2017 New Year Catch Up 1. Dusky Thrush Remains.

Been a bit lax in bringing up to date the blog. To be honest its been a bit of a numbing start to the year. We were due to move house and it fell through leaving us rather devastated. Still … Continue reading

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Dusky Thrush location.

If anyone still needs to see the Dusky Thrush, here is a shot of its favoured spot off Pig Lane and a map screen shot. Obviously it wanders round these fields a bit too but has seemed when I have … Continue reading

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Dusky Thrush Sketches

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Masked Wagtail Sketches.

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Dusky Thrush in Derbyshire!!!!!!!! 5th December 2016

Well I have never got round to writing this one up, so now as we start 2017 I thought I had better do it! We had a rather leisurely day after the trip to darkest Wales on Saturday the 3rd … Continue reading

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