Monthly Archives: September 2013

Icterine Warbler

in Autumn Flamborough 24 Sept. 2013 Just celebrating great birds. I have looked and listened and looked for that first Yellow-browed Warbler of my autumn. None yet, Just Chiffchaffs, fly over Lapland Bunting, odd Willow Warblers, in-off Snipes and rare … Continue reading

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Mega Yellow-browed Warbler Year?

Ahead… by Ben Sheldon Yellow-browed Warbler on Linosa in Nov 2011 by Miki Vigiano Ben Sheldon got in touch furnishing more details following ‘rumours on Yellow-broweds’. This next month could be fascinating, featuring one of my all-time favourite birds! Hi … Continue reading

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Siberian and Desert Lesser Whitethroats

Shetland Explorations… by Martin G. 23rd September 2012 – a year ago yesterday a ‘Desert’ Lesser Whitethroat was trapped at Spurn. Subsequent DNA analysis matched it to birds from a VERY long way away (as suspected based on its plumage and … Continue reading

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juvenile Baltic Gull

and the identification challenge by Martin G. 1cy Baltic Gull, Ashdod, Israel, 7th October 2011 by Amir Ben Dov. Check out that underwing! (with grateful thanks to Chris Gibbins, Ian Lewington, Mark Golley, Yoav Perlmand, Amir Ben Dov, Brett Richards … Continue reading

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2014 dates: Spurn Migration Festival

5th-7th September 2014 On behalf of Birding Frontiers, Spurn Bird Observatory Trust, Westmere Farm and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust we would first like to thank all those who took part in the first Spurn Migration Festival. You helped make it a very … Continue reading

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3 Caspian Gulls: 4 Days

cachfest at Flannelboro Flamborough has, I think, prior to 2013, 3  records, but 5 so far this year and 4 of them since 11th September (last 11 days): one 2nd winter and 4 juvenile/fist winters. WOW! Found this new juv./first … Continue reading

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Relict Gull

in juvenile plumage Following my curiosity having watched this seeming Med Gull X Common Gull hybrid (or maybe extreme variant Common Gull), friends and followers sent some fab links and photos of juvenile/ first winter Relict Gulls. Relict Gulls are … Continue reading

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1cy female Called in at Spurn to catch up with the guys, and drop  in on the lovely Wells at Westmere Farm meant I also jammed in this Hawfinch which dropped in to the Warren. It’s the sort that eats … Continue reading

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White-faced Storm Petrel: Juvenile plumage

Rarely photographed by Martin G. One of the less headline making observations on our Lazararote pelagic in August was of the first apparent JUVENILE White-face Storm Petrel seen on these trips. Do you remember when they were called the mythical … Continue reading

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