Thursday, 30 October 2014


I have to admit to a bit of panic when I realised this mornings thrush invasion was underway and I was at home. I had committed to doing some work on the garden pond and was determined to press on.
However whilst looking down trying to decide which pond plants to thin out I was amazed to see as a reflection, in the pond, of a large flock of thrushes passing above me. Many more were to appear.
One huge flock stretched from eastern skyline to western.
I guess this could  be one of them.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Panic over

With an increasing sense of panic that I alone would be the only soul not to have seen the Roker Olive-backed Pipit I went visiting this morning. Even after all the pin sharp pics seen to date it is without shame I offer--

...........and as a bonus a Lesser Whitethroat in a bush on the opposite side of the road. Thanks Steve.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Druridge Bay

There were good numbers of Sanderling along the edge of the surf today

Saturday, 11 October 2014


I can't quite make up my mind on the identification of this one seen at East Chevington this afternoon.

Any ideas will be appreciated

Now understand its a Chiffchaff

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Shore lark

While at East Chevington this afternoon, I saw on twitter that a Shore lark had been spotted at Druridge earlier in the day. So thought I'd give it a go.
Owwer the moon as they say.