Best birds seen on this trip were two Lammergeier near Rothorn. There were Yellow-legged Gulls at Lake Geneva, lots of Alpine Chough around the Gornegrat, Nutcrackers, Citril Finch and Crag Martin around Zermatt and Alpine Swifts in Lausanne.
A great holiday with my kids in Switzerland. Two nights in Geneva, three nights in Zermatt and a night in Lausanne. Great walks, good weather and nice food. Great place to go.
Spent the morning in Kent, first at Cliffe Pools RSPB reserve and then Oare Marshes near Faversham. There was a very distant Marsh Sandpiper at Cliffe as well as 6 Black-winged Stilts. An adult Bonaparte’s Gull was at Oare Marshes, where there were also a couple of Spotted Redshank and Turtle Doves. Here are a few pictures of the Bonaparte’s Gull, the first one shows it with a Black-headed Gull. The Bonaparte’s is the one with the black head and the Black-headed Gull has a brown head.
Went for a walk around College Lake. There was a male Common Scoter on the main lake and a Garden Warbler was showing well in the carpark.
Lots of planes, don’t know what they all were but there were some Spitfires and the Red Arrows were really spectacular.
A badger arrived in the garden whilst it was still quite light last night so I took a few photos.
My brother had tickets for Phil Collins at The British Summer Time event in Hyde Park. Having had a few beers beforehand we got there in time to see Mike & The Mechanics, Blondie and Phil Collins. I last saw Blondie play in 1978 at the Queensway Hall Dunstable. Hard to believe to that Debbie Harry is now 72 years old. Phil Collins had some sort of injury so was seated throughout his performance.