Monthly Archives: October 2011

Back on the VP

BIRD SURVEYS IN EASTERN ENGLAND After something of a drought for a few months, a bit of survey work popped up. Fair weather and south-easterly winds made for some nice outings, and all the usual suspects were recorded; Lapwings, Golden Plovers, Peregrine, Merlin, … Continued

Dirty drizzly twitching

DAURIAN SHRIKE, HORSEY GAP 25th October Stiff south-easterlies hitting a band of drizzly rain, surely there had to be some new arrivals along the coast. Apparently not, so a bit of dirty twitching for a Daurian Shrike at Horsey was … Continued

A good day to be out

Birding was busy today along the coast between Winterton and Sea Palling, between 8am and 3pm, in light south-easterlies after a day of rain. First thing, Fieldfares and Redwings were trickling in, the sea was calm and Thrushes and Blackbirds … Continued

Woodchat Shrike, Suffolk

Couldn’t face the torpor and ennui of staying indoors facing a monitor, so decided to do some dirty twitching of a juvenile Woodchat Shrike at Lowestoft. Needless to say, it performed well at close range.   Couldn’t find any rare … Continued

Grus canadensis – on my British List!

Twitching Sandhill Crane Having spent Sunday afternoon ignoring the news about this (as I lay in the sun on the beach) we left Norwich at 5am and made our way to Boyton in Suffolk.             … Continued