Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hawfinch

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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First winter Caspian Gull at Flamborough

and 1cy Yellow-legged Gull… by Martin G POSTSCRIPT: Now 2 first year Caspian Gulls on outer head at Flamborough (5:00 pm on 19th Sept.) …and the first Northern ‘argentatus’ Herring Gull of the autumn. Fearful of being type caste 😦 , … Continue reading

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Spanish Digiscoping

with Justin Carr Following on  from his more detailed posting, here are some of Justin’s digiscoped shots from Spain this August. He gets  stunning results with his combo using a micro four thirds camera. To read full details of how … Continue reading

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Barolo Shearwater

“get on… this… small shearwater!” The other boat- do you know  the geezer with the wacky hat, perched next to mast and looking through bins? This was his best ever pelagic: “Never seen anything good on a pelagic” said he … Continue reading

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Pterodroma!

Fea’s or Desertas Petrel? by Martin G. 2nd or 3rd photographed record for Spain One off the early highlights  on our 2 day Lanzarote Pelagic in late August 2013: a Pterodroma. I think it might also be one of the … Continue reading

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2013 – A Butterfly Revival

According to a number of recent publications, the long hot summer of 2013 has helped to revive many of our species of British Butterfly. The recent Big Butterfly Count that was conducted by Butterfly Conservation during the summer, recorded four … Continue reading

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