Wednesday, 31 March 2010

28th March 2010 (Various)

Started off at Woolhampton GP where had a singing Willow Warbler (62), Chiffchaff (63) and Blackcap (64) but no hirundines.

Then on to Padworth Lane and still no hirundines until I turned to leave and there was suddenly a flock of 9 Swallows (65).

Final stop was at Theale GP/Hosehill Lake where the highlight was a pair of Goldeneye (66) and a pair of flyover Egyptian Geese (67).


Kestrel (68)
Little Grebe (69)
Collared Dove (70)
Goldcrest (71)
Treecreeper (72)
Linnet (73)

Saturday, 27 March 2010

26th March (Little Marlow GP)

A quick trip after getting my lunch.

The Cormorants and Grey Herons were already nesting on the island, but the only other species of note was a Little Ringed Plover (58) on the main spit.

Other year ticks:

Greylag Goose (59)
Jackdaw (60)
Greenfinch (61)

Thursday, 11 March 2010

NE Hants trip to West Wittering (07/03/10)

Only my second trip out for the year, and I should have stayed in bed.

There was a howling, freezing cold wind coming from the east and the place was full of dog walkers.

There really wasn't much to see apart from a lot of Golden Plover, a lot of Brent Geese (which I scanned to see if there were any Black Brants), a few Red-breasted Mergansers and a couple of Knot.

As I was so cold I left early.

Brazil (25/01 - 04/02)

Spent 10 days in the atlantic rain forest of Brazil at Serra dos Tucanos lodge.

Suffice to say it was a great holiday that produced 205 lifers - so I have now breached the 1000 species mark in the world.

A trip list will be posted on the Birdfinders web site eventually.