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.

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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After the mornings boat trip I decided to spend the afternoon in the area around Pendeen and Botallack, where I was hoping to see Chough and get a few photographs of the very scenic coastline.

Five Chough were seen, but they were flyovers and weren't close enough for decent photographs. I did manage to view & photograph Raven (2+) and Peregrine (1).
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Planned a camping trip to Penzance in Cornwall in the hope of seeing some new birds and doing a bit of photography on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August.

The early morning pelagic from Penzance on Saturday morning produced 2-3 Wilson's Petrel, 20-30 Storm Petrel, 15+ Great Shearwater, 2-3 Balearic Shearwater, 10+ Sooty Shearwater, 100+ Manx Shearwater and 2 Great Skua were seen with the more common Gannet, Fulmar, Kittiwake, Herring Gull, etc. Sunfish and Common Dolphins were also nice to see. The dull light and movement of the boat made viewing & photography difficult, but it did not spoil the occasion with 3 new birds seen (Wilson's Petrel being the best).
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Reports

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