Friday, 28 December 2012


Nice week skiing in lech austria. Snowfinches, alpine accentor, 3 toed woodpecker and bearded vulture were highlights

Friday, 14 December 2012

Blashford lakes

Great crested grebe


lesser redpoll

lesser redpoll


Nice day at blashford, with a few distant goosanders. Large flocks of thrushes and finches. A few tufted, wigeon ducks as well. Large numbers of shoveler.No sign of black necked grebe which was seen yesterday.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Patch birding

pied wagtail

mistle thrush
Had a new patch record with a fem stonechat. A large influx of song thrushes and lapwing flock building up. Also about 7 shoveler. But generally a bit quiet