Snaderlings best of a mixed pot

West wind with heavy and constant rain till 10:30. After that the gaps between the showers became more prolonged.First an interesting update from yesterday, provided by Phil Simpson.Guillemot still present in Heysham Harbour Thursday to 1350 …

Snow Bunting…….also on cue!

The NW stiff breeze was icy. The sun shone for most of the day, but the temperature never got over 10C. An odd shower by evening.Heysham Head Last night, Pete advised that this morning’s conditions should provide Whooper Swan and possibly Snow Bun…

Green Woodpecker shows up on cue

Light WNW breeze, rain early on then fine till late morning when the rain started, becoming increasingly intermittent showers by the afternoon and a bit of sunshine by the evening.Only my stuff so far, but not a bad day. (MD)South shore Mediterran…

Mucking About

We escaped the rain until 1000 this morning and even managed to catch a few birds. I’d met up with Andy at 0730 where in view of the poor forecast of both wind and rain we planned to a little maintenance work on a net ride by clearing overgrow so as to…

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Spurn -Days 3 n 4

The Safari had the most awful b & b digs we’ve ever had at which we had to meet IH later that evening. How bad were they? We managed to stay three nights, the other guests didn’t, one couple didn’t return after going out for their evening meal and …

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Rufous rain……..right.

A fresh SE wind heavy and constant rain through the morning, turning to showers in the afternoon.Red Nab to Saltmarsh – high water 11:30 (MD)Mediterranean gulls 4 adult/3rd calendar year plus 1 x 2nd calendar year – none visible through the rain on the…

Even the cattle carry binoculars!

The Safari is having a go at putting pen to keyboard for the first time in six months – where does time go??? It’s not as if we haven’t been out enjoying our fantastic wildlife either, we’ve been here there and everywhere armed with binoculars, cameras…

Green Woodpecker showing well……..at last!

SE breeze. Overcast all day with the occasional light showers.Red Nab to saltmarsh – high water 11:00 (MD)Mediterranean gull 1 on Red Nab at high water- this looks like the same adult, with a pale mask, that I showed yesterday, but closer today. It had…

A Few Northern Thrushes At Last

I finally managed to get out ringing on Saturday morning, and an early start resulted in a few Redwings being ringed, but more of that later. The weather during the week has been disappointing to say the least, and I struggled to get the second wi…

Sea "turf" wars and samphire

Light SSE breeze all day, the rain alternating between drizzle and quite heavy.Red Nab to saltmarsh area – high water 10:15First an update from yesterday, a check by Pete located:Mediterranean gull 7 – 5 adult plus a 2nd and 1st calendar year Toda…