Sightings

Welcome to my sightings page, where I aim to display a compilation of my birding and wildlife sightings and experiences. From January 2016, I started to use social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr to share my experiences (please click here to view older records). Please feel free to view, follow, like, comment, etc.

LATEST REPORT ON TWITTER

Please view the following reports on twitter, which is the account I use when out in the field.  Alternatively, visit my facebook page for more detailed sightings and photographs:


DETAILED REPORTS ON FACEBOOK

This feed shows a selection of my sightings on Facebook. Click on the links to view the sightings on my Facebook page or view the sightings below.

Lancashire: Brown Hairstreak (1 male & 1 egg found), Brimstone, Gatekeeper and red Admiral butterflies were seen at a site near Silverdale (early afternoon). Purple Heron, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Greenshank, Kingfisher were at Leighton Moss (late afternoon). ... See MoreSee Less

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Aberdeenshire: Visited family in Maud and stopped off at Murcar for one of my breaks (both to and from Maud).

On Saturday (19th), a single Surf Scoter was seen among Velvet and Common Scoters. A handful of Red-throated Divers and Guillemots were also seen. Sunday (20th) was also hard going with no sign of the Surf Scoter, but did add Black-throated Diver, Red-breasted Merganser and Northern Wheatear to the birds seen at Murcar. No views of the American White-winged Black Scoter during my two visits.

An Osprey was seen at a fishery near Auchnagatt on both days. Wrong settings on my camera and couldn't change in time before it flew off.
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Set off from the campsite at 8am with the intention of stopping off at a couple of sites during the return journey. First stop was at a site near Teignmouth, where 10-20 Cirl Bunting and a Peregrine were seen with common species such as Blackcap, Willow Warbler, ChiffChaff, Wren, etc.

Next stop was at a site near Gloucester, where I was hoping to see Adonis butterfly. By this time the weather didn't look good for watching butterflies, but was pleased to see up to 6 Adonis Blue (new species of butterfly for me), 10+ Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus and 1 Gatekeeper during 1-2 bright spells.
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Reports

A selection of reports will be added to this section of the website as and when time allows.....