Wednesday, September 18, 2019

a few from Alkborough today

a latish Wood Sandpiper amongst the waders and here a Sparrowhawk hunting the Goldfinch flock, a flock of amazingly early Whooper Swans, Little Egret and Spoonbill par for the course, and a few of the many irrupting Bearded Tits









the elusive Cetti's Warbler

on of my autumn goals was to try and upgrade my Cetti's warbler gallery -- getting there slowly









Monday, September 16, 2019

Northern Wheatears

pretty migrant less day until I came across 5 Wheatears at Saltfleet mid afternoon - just sat down for 90 mins enjoying them -- one stunning adult male and a second bird here that is also presumably a male but adult or not?









juvenile Bonxie / Great Skua

Not often you get a close view of passing Great Skuas on the Lincs coast so this juvenile was a real treat as it took an interest in a small group pf Sandwich Terns on the beach-- needless to say it was not much good at chasing and the terns eventually drove it off --





juvenile Sanderling

surely one of the best looking juvenile waders







Sunday, September 15, 2019

local birds this week

a couple of Kingfishers having a battle over the best perch; juvenile Song Thrush, Red-crested Pochard on waters Edge presumably a 1cy drake from iris and bill pattern, and a Garganey on Wedge - think its maybe a 1cy drake but not certain on ageing -- and a buck Roe Deer