Wednesday 4 May 2022

A new bird

 It's finally happened!! A Black-winged stilt has turned up!! During a promising day on the mound with good Hirundine and Yellow Wagtail movement the highlight so far had been a Cuckoo which landed on Hangmans. Having to go home to finish some work, the phone goes off, the name displayed is ZACH!! Uh oh!! this boy is turning into one of the best birders i know and normally when he phones it's good news. Well he and Anand had bumped into this beast in the South East corner. The last one was in 1955!! What a tick - well done boys

Monday 25 April 2022

Duelling Wheatears

 Came across 3 Male Wheatear today. Lots of territorial bravado with dive bombing each other and an almost constant ' chack ' call. A good hour in their company 

Saturday 23 April 2022

Guess who's back

 Well here we are. Its 2022 its migration and a new crew have appeared at the Farmlands. 

But today belongs to Bar Wits

A few other bits and bobs - this Kestrel now seems to follow us as we walk across the mound

Maybe only 1 Skylark on the mound 

And a nice Wheatear

Sunday 8 November 2020

Like Lazarus

 Ok so i have been away for a while - but now im back and armed with a recorder for nocmig. This is going to be a learning curve, so hopefully you will join in the despair and hopefully joy as i try to record the night sky.

Wednesday 21 March 2018


A quick flying visit to Dunge today for the Bluethroat. Brilliant, drive down, park up, get out and there it is!! I love easy twitches

And at the weekend bird number 203 for the farmlands!!

Monday 27 November 2017

Keep it local

Only made it as far as Beddington Park today. Surprising amount of dog walkers for one small park!! Still that kept me close too and in the River Wandle for a while. Good to see Grey Wagtails and a Little Egret fishing around the leaf litter and litter trying to find some food.