Thursday, 25 November 2010

Black-throated Diver

St Aidans comes up trumps again.  Smashing views all the week of a Black-throated Diver.  Managed to get a photo this time.  Nothing startling, as at distance, but at least it shows what I saw.

A lifer for me, taking me to 173 for this year (172 on BUBO).  Still waiting for Waxwing!!

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Saturday, 20 November 2010

A Very Good Week, but.....

Three lifers this week!  First winter Iceland and Glaucous Gulls on Monday at Astley Lake and a female Long-tailed Duck on Wednesday at Pugneys.  No pictures though.  The Gulls were just too far away and the Long-tailed was diving frequently.

That takes me to 171 on Bubo, but 172 on Bird Journal, as their BOU list allows Ruddy Shelduck.  So only 9 (or 8) left to get my target of 180 for the year.  Modest, but achievable.

Must do better with the photos next time!