Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Blast from the Past - Good News at Last!

Today we finally received the news that the 2002 Porthmadog Elegant Tern has finally been accepted by BBRC and has been sent to BOU. Also today, I've noticed last years Royal Tern has been accepted as well. So what better way to celebrate this news than by posting some pictures! So thats 16th species of Tern seen in Britain plus American Black as well. So its the Least, Aleutian and American Sarnie next. Below are two members of the Clayhead Crew shamelessly celebrating the Royal Tern, plus pictures of the Royal Tern and beneath that the Elegant Tern

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Saturday 17th July 2010

A day in Staffordshire today saw visits to Blithfield, Branston GP and then to Chasewater where the Franklin's Gull was again present. I hoped for better views than on Thursday but it was not to be.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Franklin's Gull, Chasewater 15th July 2010

A phone call from PJ had me hurtling down the M6 at 19-00hrs following the finding of Staffordshire 2nd ever Franklin's Gull. This was a full summer plumage adult, but it spent most of the time asleep. I managed a few pictures of it sleeping plus some shots of Chasewater now it is drained.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

10th July 2010 - Westport Lake

Managed to re-locate the Nuthatch at Westport again this morning. This is only 4th record for the site. I was able to get a few record shots of it, and there was an unseasonal adult Common Gull present - a most unusual mid summer sighting.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Topsham, Devon. 3rd July 2010

A Gull-billed Tern was roosting at Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham

East Prawle, Devon. 3rd July 2010

A full Clayhead Group outing today with PJ, CW and GAS. First stop was for the House Finch in East Prawle.