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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Friday Weymouth boat trip

Around 5pm me & John was at
Weymouth Harbour going on the
Naturetrek trip for 3 hours out past 
Portland bill drifting along a bank were
the shearwaters raft and feed weather was
good and wind had dropped on the way out
a Curlew flow over & Herring gulls Great Black-backed
Lesser Black-backed Fulmar Kittiwake. Then
off Portland bill on the cliffs Cormorant & Shag.
Then we moved out a bit to drift started to get
Manx Shearwaters passing then Gannet
& Balearic Shearwater dived at the back of
the boat a lovely trip with nice light.

Same amount of Gulls that followed us.
 Herring Gull
 Great Black-backed Gull
 The Bill
 Shags & Cormorants

 Balearic Shearwater

 Manx Shearwater

 Manx Shearwater

 Raft of Manx
 Navy ready for Olympic's

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Meet Jake at Norfolk
to look for the Caspian Tern
at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
jake got their 45 min before me
and got some pic's l got their later
and  mist it by 20 mins at 1.15pm
thats birding. But waited
for it to show again 5pm it returned
and past me twice so l got some pic's
this gets my year list to 280

 Caspian Tern

 Caspian Tern

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Lake Farm country park
Me and John went to see the Red-backed Shrike
took around 1 hour to get to the park as we arrived
we saw people looking at the bird so we walked to the group
and was shown the shrike about 90 ft away it stayed distant
all the time we were there.feeding with no paths close but grass 5ft high
so you only saw it part of the time.

Red-backed Shrike

 Red-backed Shrike

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Today was a long chase
for wood sandpiper
started at weirwood res looking for one
there we got 2 common sandpipers on dam
and a osprey fishing.
Then off to rainham rspb
we found 2 green sandpipers and a poss
wood sandpiper but didn't show for long
then rained hard and no sign after that
spoonbill sleeping out on the spit.
So we headed to Grove ferry kent
we saw 4 wood sandpipers 7 green sandpipers
2 ruff 2 redshank and Turle dove..

 Turtle Dove

Friday, 6 July 2012

Little Marlow  Thursday 5th
Start off the day looking for the
Yellow-legged Gull's & red-crested pochard at
little Marlow headed
through the Heathrow traffic to arrive at 8.30am
after walking around l found 3 yellow-legged Gull's
but no sign of the Red-crested pochard from the day
before.So headed home then went out to rye in the afternoon
for the roseate tern after looking for a hour Jake arrived
and we looked in the areas that had all the sandwich tern .
on the third hide Jake got the tern in his scope so l had a look.
Then five med gulls landed and it flow off.
Great day out and about.

 Egyptian geese
 Gull roost
 Red Kite

 Black-tailed Godwit
 Common Tern

Monday, 2 July 2012

At midday l saw that a Sabine's gull
was at Marsworth res so l got my stuff
together and headed out for it.I got their
 by 2.30pm with rain on the way
l got some pic's it flew as close as 8 ft away.
Then rain arrived as it got harder I left for home.

 Sabine's Gull first summer

 Sabine's Gull