Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Facebook Page

your invite to…                   click the like button …….HERE This goes to the  Birding Frontiers Facebook Page. The plan is to use it for quick photo posts and punchy comment. Each weekday there will be … Continue reading

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Marsh and Reed Warbler

Heads up Its only 3 days ago! Had such a full on few days and just catching up. Last monday was the start of the 3 day guided event at Spurn which started bang on with singing Marsh Warbler in the … Continue reading

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On Day Two Delighted! Day 2 of the 3 day guided event at Spurn started with with finding a European Roller at the point at Spurn. Still present in the triangle area as I put up some quickly downloaded pics. Off now … Continue reading

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Pratincoles Mystery. Now 3 Birds.

in Southern Israel Bird One Collared Pratincole with intriguing characters. K20, Eilat, April 2nd 2012 The fuller story, lots more photos and link to main ID article are here. In a nutshell the bird in the photo below was seen on my … Continue reading

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1st summer male Black Redstart

Bit o’ learnin’ As well as being really smart birds anyway their plumages are frequently intriguing; thinking of some of the red-bellied males, and Eastern Black Redstarts I have seen in the last couple of years. This bird was at Spurn on Sunday and Monday earlier this week, was … Continue reading

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Greater and Lesser Sand Plover

In summer plumages These fine images of male and female  Lesser Sand Plovers  were taken earlier this month (part of group of c 200) by Simon Buckell in Mersing, east coast peninsular Malaysia. Unfortunately like a number of SE Asian wetlands, construction on new development which will destroy shorebird habitat also began this month. Lesser Sand Plover ‘atrifrons … Continue reading

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Rewind: Blue Fulmar Pelagic

A New Western Palearctic Experience This was just over a year ago. one of my favourite ‘experiments’ last year. Thought I would rewind and show it again. It showcased Varanger and some of it’s wonder. As I write a Pallid … Continue reading

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Intriguing Yellow Wagtails…..

This post poses more questions than answers, but you’ve gotta love Yellow wagtails 🙂 The first bird of interest was photographed recently by Nick Senior at Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire. This bird shows grey upper-parts/nape/crown that perhaps could be explained away … Continue reading

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Red-backed Shrike

Female Further north (especially Holy Island, Northumberland) is scoring heavily in these NE winds, but a female Red-backed Shrike found by ‘Little Tern Warden’, Lizzie was timely find especially for Saturday visitors. The Golden Oriole perfomed regularly through the day too. Mammals at Spurn Are always great background wildlife. … Continue reading

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