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 twitter reports, which is what I use to report sightings when out in the field.  Alternatively, visit my facebook page for sightings in more detail:

A selection of my favourite photographs:

Desert Wheatear at Whitby, 4th January 2018
Rock Thrush at Blorenge in Gwent, 22nd October 2017
Eurasian Scops Owl at Ryhope, 30th September 2017
Bearded Tits at Leighton Moss, 24th September 2017
Rose-coloured Starling at Billingham, 13th June 2017
Siberian Accentor at Easington, 14th October 2016
Lapland Bunting at South Gare, 25th October 2009
Two-barred Crossbill at Bilsdale, 9th November 2008
Hawfinch at Low Barns, 8th February 2009
Woodchat Shrike at Hartlepool Headland, 2nd October 2010
Steppe Grey Shrike at Grainthorpe, 8th November 2008
Collared Flycatcher at Low Newton, 9th May 2013
Kentish Plover at Audenshaw Reservoir, 26th April 2016
Lesser Grey Shrike at Long Nanny, 5th June 2008
Firecrest at Hartlepool Headland, 7th April 2015
Isabelline Wheatear at Seaton Snook, 24th November 2014
Blue Rock Thrush at Stow on the Wold, 30th December 2016
Black-throated Thrush at Newholm, 17th January 2010
Ivory Gull at Patrington Haven, 23rd December 2013
Harlequin Duck at Aberdeen, 8th January 2015
Cattle Egret at Cardoness, 6th January 2008
Pied Wheatear at Redcar, Teesside
Bluethroat at Hartlepool Headland, 11th May 2012
White-billed Diver at Brixham, 28th December 2013
Snowy Egret at Caerlaverock, September 2002


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.

Mid-afternoon visit to High Coniscliffe and I got my first County Durham Holly Blue butterfly. Also Common Swift, Common Sandpiper, Sand Martin, Common Whitethroat, chiffChaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, etc. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mid-morning visit to Bishop's Park and got good views of Common Redstart (a month later than previous years), Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, etc. ... See MoreSee Less

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Dave Brown Birding

Visited Hamsterley area for another look at the newts and see if our summer visitors had returned. No sign of Tree Pipit or Cuckoo and no sign of any Green Hairstreak butterflies. Next stop was Muggleswick, where we got great views of singing Wood Warbler and Pied Flycatcher. Another nice day in County Durham. ... See MoreSee Less

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