Monthly Archives: June 2013

Shetland Spring Birding Part 1

May 2013 with Shetland Nature “Quick – grab your bags” was how the spring 2013 holiday began. No time for gentle introductions- a pod of Killer Whales was circling Sumburgh Head. Once disbelief had been quelled all up for the … Continue reading

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5 Continental Black-tailed Godwits

Cley, Norfolk Mark Golley has seen up to 5 Continental Black -tailed Godwits this last week. Wish we got some a little further north in Britain. OR- maybe we do sometimes and they aren’t being picked up? Here, Mark’s news … Continue reading

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Spurn Migration Festival: Tickets

Available from 1st July Full information: N.B. Ticket numbers limited. To book your place contact the YWT office from 1st July (details below) Download PDF: Spurn Migration Festival Tickets and Programme . .

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Birdfair 2013: Pushing Boundaries Tour RELOADED

Join Us at the Birdfair by Martin Garner and Tormod Amundsen Back in early 2013 we ran the Pushing the Boundaries Tour. We visited bird clubs all around the UK. Thanks to fab hosts who kindly gave us some very … Continue reading

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Black-throated Thrush

with Red in the Tail photos by Harry Scott A Black-throated Thrush was found in Hugh Addlesee’s mothers garden in Banchory, c40 miles inland, west of Aberdeen in late March 2013. Access was arranged and local birders were treated to … Continue reading

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Seabird Watching Resources

Getting ready for the season July’s around the corner. The month is synonymous with the traditional start of our seawatching season. Mega migrants and occasional vagrants will draw me out on Flamborugh head. Locally, Spurn is also now recognised as a … Continue reading

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Blyth’s Reed Warbler

in Spring! by Andy Cook, photos and comment by Martin G and Brydon T. “I had just completed the last field on a voluntary RSPB wader survey on my neighbour’s croft… Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Everland, Fetlar, 29th May 2013, by … Continue reading

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Birding Frontiers + 1

Catch-up With a flurry of excellent posts recently I am having trouble keeping up! In case you missed any here’s a quick recap, with links, of posts over the last few days:  Female Collared Flycatcher on Fair Isle (and follows … Continue reading

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Lesser Short-toed Lark in the Arctic

Hornøya! 30th May 2013 Hornøya is one of the must see destinations during Gullfest in Varanger, Arctic Norway. It’s the last island… Tormod and I have mused on where to look for the big rarities in Varanger and Hornøya is right … Continue reading

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