Thursday, 11 May 2017


Great White Egret
Great White Egret (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Red kite, Watlington Hill, Oxfordshire.
Red kite (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today i had some birds of note my second GREAT WHITE EGRET for the patch and a Red Kite which i needed for the year.

Saturday, 22 April 2017


English: Marsh Harrier Marsh Harrier at RSPB L...
 Marsh Harrier  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today was the third day in a row i have found some birds of note with MARSH HARRIER and 2 Mediterranean gulls

Friday, 21 April 2017


Whimbrel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Yet another good day at the patch with a LITTLE TERN going downriver and also 7 WHIMBREL flying over going east.

Thursday, 20 April 2017


At last a bird of note at the patch a OSPREY fishing the river.And also a SWIFT which was new for the year.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


It's the 1st of march and i am back at the patch for three months looking for earlys and birds of note hopefully london lifers.
Gallions Reach: 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, Common Sandpiper and a singing Chiffchaff.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Finchley (Garden N3): Stock Dove present again, also anyone in the area... a pale thrush came out of the redwing roost this morning, my initial thought was black throated thrush, however at the same time it could have been a pale morph redwing. I will report back after I have watched the return to roost this evening!!! (Samuel Levy) My gut instinct was correct for a change... FEMALE BLACK-THROATED THRUSH at 15:55 came in with redwing to the tops of the trees then was scared off by the builders next door before I could get my camera to it. Roost site this year is somewhere near Finchley Tennis club and the redwing and the black throated thrush use my garden to head to and from feeding grounds. If still present on Saturday morning viewing times can be arranged for Saturday evening. Otherwise the trick would be to find where it goes during the day. Also present 12 Redwing, and a steady flow W of 50+ BHG and 50+ Common Gull. (Samuel Levy).....Well Done Samuel! (Ken Murray) Thank You Ken (SL) Congratulaions! Is that the lawn tennis club, Brent Way? (Bob Watts) Yes, I am just waiting to see if I can get the precise location of the redwings roost near there, I have contacted someone who lives there. (SL)

Waxwing at RSPB Rainham Marshes on 21st January 2017