Friday 31 July 2020

Ton up

Scraped past a 100 species this week, with a bonxie during a sea watch.  

All very quiet on the patch, but a cuckoo hanging around the quarry for a few days was a full fat patch tick and is the only highlight during a long spell of nothingness.  

Just need 24 species to match last years total, which isn't going to happen.  But the autumn is almost upon us and I still live in hope that it will be a cracker.

Happy days.


Thursday 23 July 2020

Holidays in the sun

Yesterday evening had a Mediterranean feel to it on my our patch. Third record for the patch and the first for this year. No sangria though.

A gull yesterday (moulting from first summer into second winter plumage.) 

A flock of crossbills flew over recently too, chip chipping into the distance. All this sums to 84 species, which translates into 107.7%

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Off-patch japes

Two full fat lifers in a week but neither of em on patch - disgraceful behaviour but just happened to be in the area for the first one, and just happened to have to go for the second! Luckily I managed pants photos of both birds for your delectation!

A Pacific Golden Plover last week

A Brown Booby earlier, before it was taken into care
That'll probly do me on the tick front for a while! Did manage Common Sandpiper from the majik patio the other night so autumn is upon us at last!