Monday 29 June 2009
Pass the summer solstice so now officially heading towards autumn. Juvenile Black-headed Gulls have appeared and post breeding Lapwing and Black-headed Gulls flocks are beginning to form. The first staging migrants include 15+ Green Sandpiper, 2 Shoveler and 1 Teal. A single adult Little Ringed Plover was present on hundred acre.
Monday 22 June 2009
Roger and I took BBC's David Lindo (The Urban Birder http://urbanitybirder.blogspot.com/) and Kim Dixon on a tour of Beddington. David is writing an article for BBC Wildlife Magazine about birding sites in London in which Beddington will feature.
Birding highlights were a first-summer Med Gull, 8 Green Sandpipers, 13 Mistle Thrush and 2 Peregrine.
Thursday 18 June 2009
The end of a great little trip to Turkey with Darryl (top) and me. Highlights included Caspian Snowcock, Radde's Accentor, Grey-necked Bunting, Mongolian Finch, Red-tailed Wheatear, Pale Rockfinch, Chestnut-shouldered Petronia, Little Swift, Menetiere's Warbler, Striated Scop's Owl, Olive Tree Warbler, Upcher's Warbler and a total overall of 205 species.
Wednesday 17 June 2009
Monday 15 June 2009
Finally found Mongolian Finch (top) after failing to locate them at Ishak Pasa (below). We had 10 at Serpmentas Lava Fields (thanks Richard) where they were feeding by the road and made our two days of scree climbing, lightning dodging and fighting off dogs all needless. Also Snowfinches, Crimson-winged Finch and Twite at the Lava Fields.
Saturday 13 June 2009
Friday 12 June 2009
Thursday 11 June 2009
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Darryl and I have been working our way to eastern Turkey from Adana over the last few days. Got a few photos (from top to bottom): Pale Rockfinch, Desert Finch, Black-headed Bunting, Roller, Bald Ibis, Little Swift, Night Heron, Marsh Harrier, Spur-winged Plover, Golden Jackal, Long-legged Buzzard, Horned Lark, Ortolan and Bimaculated Lark.