Monthly Archives: September 2011

No birds, move along…

Despite motivated searching, the gorgeous weather put paid to any serious bird finding, in fact not one passerine migrant was seen in several hours spent around Covehithe. Waiting for the rain now..      

A day on the beach

Enjoyed a languid few hours between Horsey and Winterton. Sunny, warm, breeze from the south-east. Loads of close Seals – in the shallows, checking us out, plus Whinchat, 19 Med Gulls, two Arctic Skua and a Manx Shearwater. Here’s a Stonechat picture … Continued

Nearctic sugar fun

As the fringes of the Kingdom seem to be filling up with Nearctic waders etc, it was time to get to the Sugar Factory at Cantley in case something rare dropped in. It had, funnily enough. On the sticky wader pit, a … Continued

Equinox birding in Norfolk

An afternoon visit to Breydon to coincide with the high tide wader roost which resulted in some great views of raptors stirring everything up. I arrived to find a swirling mass of waders in the air, and setting eyes on … Continued

Buff-breasted Sandpipers

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Loop Head 9th Sept 2011: This was one of a flock of five found on short grass right by the sea just along from Loop Head. Initially the birds (or at least four B-b S) were picked up … Continued

Sabine’s Gull 07.09.11

A juvenile Sabine’s Gull, one of over a hundred seen passing the Bridges of Ross on a four day sea-watching trip to the west of Ireland.

Welcome to the new face of ‘Shortwing’!

So, here it is! After many years of neglect, the old Shortwing is dead, long live the new Shortwing! The old site was primarily a vehicle for selling my sound recordings, but that has now gone the way of the … Continued