Saturday, 24 May 2014

I'm still alive!

Massive problems with my internet connection at the moment i.e I haven't got one!

Whilst away on holiday, unbeknown to me, SKY took over my provider O2. No problem?

I'm afraid it's not that simple...what is?

They also cut my signal and are now telling me I can't be re-connected as there is no room on the exchange. The same exchange that I had a space on with O2?...Nice!

So I'm using my mate Phil's to post this.

Anyway that's my problem.

I hope to see some decent stuff over my 6 day break.

Things started poorly, dipping on the Bee-eaters and Red-backed Shrike at Flamboro'. This morning things picked up when I found a Ring Ouzel in the village. Not a great pic' but I only had a split second...

I also recently popped down to Spurn to see the Sub-Alpine Warbler in Canal Hedge.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Had a couple of distant views last night and heard frequently. Had 90 minutes around Holmpton, Patrington and Hollym this morning. Nothing!

Nice Yellow Wagtail though...

Masses of Whitethroats around here this spring. Great to see...and hear...

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Back to basics

Had a walk down Beacon lane last night. The weather is improving and we managed to avoid the heavy showers.

Not a soul in sight as I took the new permissive path towards Kilnsea Wetlands. The pool in the meadow hosted the "resident" Brent Goose. At least it had some company with the Greylag flock. I then noticed some movement in the distance through the long grass. The distinctive jizz of Whimbrel came into view. I used to see them fairly regularly in the lower Derwent Valley but it was great to find a couple on my new patch...

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Depends where you see 'em?

Time still very limited post trip. Back at work etc etc. Think it's! Still, can't complain. Still on a high after the Osprey sighting locally. I'm sticking to my delayed trip report but I thought I'd post a parallel sighting from across the pond. They're far easier to see there, allowing close views...and photos...

Everglades, Florida
The most significant sighting was obviously locally. Cracking views in the Sunshine State though!!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Welcome back...with an Osprey!

photo courtesy of Phil Jones

Decided to meet Phil this morning to bore him with holiday yarns! Weather very poor but we had a walk to the cliff at the sewage works. Whilst chatting and throwing what was left of Bud's ball I glanced out to sea...


What a brilliant bird to return too and a Village tick to boot!

I've decided to delay my trip write up until spring migration has ended. I'm hoping there'll be plenty to write about here until then...

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Just landed!

Well, that's it!

Plenty of miles covered, sights seen and birds observed. I'll be doing a write up eventually when I've got my breath back!

As for my target ABA birds? You'll just have to wait and see. I'm sure you'll survive!