Saturday, 12 November 2011
Surprise UK tick?!
A quick update since my last post...
I took Monday and Tuesday off as well as heading to the north coast today.
With Ruth working weekends, being car-less is pretty rubbish, but luckily I managed to jump in with a colleague this morning.
Highlights from the past week include;
1 drake scaup
2 Snow Buntings
600+ Blackbirds (everywhere! lesser numbers of Rwing, ff and s thrush)
2 Little Auks
150+ Little Gulls
40+ Red throated Divers
35,000 Starlings roosting
Lapland Bunting- heard as I opened the car door- good start to the day!
Lapland Bunting 1
Snow Bunting 1
Slav Grebe 1
Desert Wheatear was a UK tick for me, I was not aware of this at all (!) I was convinced that I had seen one before but unless I just have not recorded it before it was a new British bird for me. A surprise but a result at the same time!
Some poorish pics below- usual excuses- poor light being the main factor. great bird through the scope though.