Monthly Archives: May 2013

UK Butterflies Suffer Another Set-Back

With 2013 recording one of the coldest springs for 50 odd years, our British Butterflies have suffered a further set-back. Many have been late to emerge and our rarer species are now on the wing anything up to several weeks … Continue reading

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Asian Black-shouldered Kite in Turkey

Following the birds in Israel last 2 years this must represent the westermost record yet of the Asian form ‘vociferus’. Been around for a month or so in Turkey. Seems the first to clock these as Asian birds was Birding … Continue reading

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Invitations to Birding Frontiers Stuff

Coming up. Contact me here to find out more about any of the events below: Digiscoping and photography – Sunday 9th June at Bempton  RSPB Come and join us for spectacular scenery, great birding and chance to learn and polish up on one of our favourite aspects of birding. … Continue reading

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Marsh and Reed Warbler

Originally posted on Birding Frontiers:
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…

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Flamborough catch-up

May 2013 Been a fun first May in Flamborough. I won’t return from Shetland until June so here, just a few highlights. Red-spotted Bluethroat– excellent find for Mark Thomas at Buckton Pond. Digiscoped at longer range in the wet- he trapped … Continue reading

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Red-billed Tropicbird and August Pelagic

Lanzarote, late August. The pioneering pelagics will be continuing off Lanzarote. Some old posts here  and here . I’ll be joining the guys Dani and Juan for a ‘Birding Frontiers’ special 2 day gig over 27th-28th of August. There are a few spare places. Dani writes: … Continue reading

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Eastern Grasshopper Warbler – are they do-able in the hand?

Now that I’ve rediscovered the login details for the BF site, here’s another bird from Shetland, a Grasshopper Warbler trapped last weekend (11th May) in my garden in the south mainland. I was chuffed with my first locustella in the … Continue reading

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