8/8/2022 This bird was found the day before but I had gone to York for the day so I was pleased when it was still there.
Greater Sand Plover
29/8/2022 Bank Holiday Monday trip up to Redcar. It had disappeared when I first arrived but it was re-found at the other end of the beach about half an hour later.
**MEGA** Turkestan Shrike
Another succesful trip to Bempton Cliffs for another tick.
**MEGA** Eleonora’s Falcon
I had been to Stratford-upon-Avon races the day before and had stayed the night. I had to wait for a lift back to Dunstable the next day before being able to set off to Kent with the hope of seeing this bird. It seemed like it took an eternity to get to Worth in Kent but it was well worth it!!
A flock of 7 Bee-eaters are frequenting a small quarry in Norfolk at Trimingham with signs of breeding.
30/10/2021. There was a drake American Wigeon on The Pillinge at the Marston Vale Millenium Country Park. This was the first record for this species in Bedfordshire.
**MEGA** Taiga Flycatcher
7/11/2021 Another early start and trip to Flamborough Head. The bird was seen within minutes of arrival at South Landing.
There was also a Red-flanked Bluetail only a 100 yards away.
**MEGA** Two-barred Greenish Warbler
A Two-barred Greenish Warbler was found at Spurn in the afternoon of 16/10/2021. The next day this became my second trip to Yorkshire in a week. Unfortunately my photography skills do not do the bird justice!!
**MEGA** Long-toed Stint
A Long-toed Stint was found at St Aidans RSPB near Swillington, Yorks whilst I was on Scilly. The first chance I had to go for it was on the 11/10/2021 my first day back at work. I decided to book the afternoon and travel up to see it. Quite distant and the pictures I took are not very good. This site was a former opencast mine and there was an interesting and massive piece of machinery on display there.