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.
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.
Another succesful trip to Bempton Cliffs for another tick.
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!!
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.
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.
There was a fantastic Roller at Icklingham, Suffolk for about a week. I saw and photographed it on the 26/6/2021. It was quite distant early in the morning, in poor weather, but was much closer when I went back in the afternoon sun. Between these visits I went to Hickling Broad where there was a Collared Pratincole and 2 Black-winged Stilts.
14/4/2021 A trip to Sussex today and I was able to catch up with the White-throated Sparrow that has been at Barcombe Cross for a while now.
There had been a Northern Mockingbird in Exmouth for the last couple of months but with England in lockdown because of Covid 19 it was not possible to travel at that time. The 29/3/2021 was the first date it was legal to travel and so I set off at 4am for Devon. There was only about 10 people there when i arrived at about 7.30 am and the bird was seen fairly quickly in its favoured holly and palm trees.