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.


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:


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.

Escomb: Managed to have a steady and enjoyable walk around Escomb before dusk with Great Crested Grebe, Goosander, Wigeon, Teal, Kingfisher, Dipper and Lesser Redpoll being the best birds seen.

Local fishermen have been enjoying the lake over the past few weeks. Doesn't appear to be causing too much disturbance.
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Northumberland: Visited Goswick for the reported Long-tailed Skua, which showed very well. My first sighting of this species since two flew north at Hartlepool Headland on 26th July 2007.

On the return journey I stopped off at Budle Bay in the hope of seeing the Richardson Canada Goose that had been reported earlier in the day. No sign of the Cackling Goose, but did pick out Pink-footed Geese and Brent Geese among the 1000+ Barnacle Geese. Spotted Redshank and Grey Plover were among the regular birds to be found here.

There was also a steady passage of Barnacle Geese throughout the visit with dozens of skeins seen, each having between 50 and 500 birds in them. Impressive!
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Enjoyed an early afternoon visit at Seaton Snook for an hour watching the tide come in. Pick of the birds were Bar-tailed Godwit and Twite. ... See MoreSee Less

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