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Ellis Lucas
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2016 Birding Highlights
In this post I will be going through the many birding highlights I have had this year. Of all the years I have done birding this is my best ever year in terms of seeing unusual birds such as Siberian Accentor, Dusky Thrush and Great Knot . January (1 lifer)...

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SIBERIAN ACCENTOR!
As I was leaving school just after 3 on the Thursday evening, I checked my phone for any notifications and I saw the word ' Siberian ' come up on BirdGuides, as I saw it I just assumed it would have been a Siberian Stonechat but as I read along and read the...

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The Colour Purple
On the 30th of July I had a quick look on RBA and it came to my surprise that a Western Swamphen had appeared at RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk. I instantly thought it would be an escapee but when I heard that it didn't have a ring plus the fact that it was feedi...

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Wow Weekend!
Up in the Cleveland there had been an array of unusual species spotted during last week so we took the opportunity to visit there on Saturday morning. We started our day off at Saltholme in hope of seeing the 2 Whiskered Terns which had been present for abo...

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Spurn Grand Opening!
I had just recently broke up for the Easter Holidays and a fantastic way to start it was by going to Spurn for the grand opening for their new Bird Observatory! The new Obs looked amazing and another good thing was that we got to stay in the new Obs too!!! ...

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(Gull)den Moment in Hartlepool
Early Saturday morning we had the chance to do a bit of birding. It was a good chance to get the year list for the new year up so I really couldn't wait! We chose a place which could provide different habitats so we had a bigger chance of boosting the year ...

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Birding Highlights 2015!
In this post I will be going through the many highlights I have had this year. This is one of the best years I have had for birding. January The year started of with a bang, we went to Fraisthorpe on the 1st to see a LITTLE BUSTARD which is really rare in t...

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Northern (High) Lights!
On the 29th of October we had our first trip to Shetland! We were staying for 4 days on the island in a place called Lerwick. We expected the overall trip to take at least 5 or so hours but it took longer than that due to our Aberdeen plane being delayed fo...

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Autumn Delights!
This weekend we travelled down to Spurn again, a few people suggested to us that it would just be as good as last weekend so we really couldn't wait. We set off late morning and with a good couple of species already sighted we had high hopes. As we arrived ...

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Wonderful Woodchat!
This morning I went through my usual rota of checking if anything unusual had been spotted in my local area and it came to my surprise that a Woodchat Shrike had been spotted at Nosterfield! This was quite unexpected as I would usually think of a Woodchat t...
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