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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More on the Shetland diver

Many thanks to all those who have commented so far. Still in the process of checking out all the angles but an encouraging response so far. Keith Brockie posted an interesting comment earlier this morning: Are there any photos showing … Continue reading

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World’s Rarest Birds – Book review

The World’s Rarest Birds by  Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash and Robert Still, (2013) Princeton University Press ISBN 978-0-691-15596-8 Reviewed by Keith Clarkson, May 2013 on behalf of Birding Frontiers This remarkable book vividly depicts the 590 most threatened birds on … Continue reading

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