Monday, 24 October 2016


One of ten Waxwings in Lerwick today. Special birds.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Pine Bunting

Found this lovely male Pine Bunting at Brake, Quendale this morning.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Desert Wheatear

Male Desert Wheatear in flight today at Scousburgh. What a stunner! 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Another Pallid Harrier...

Amazing views of another juvenile Pallid Harrier just outside the house! 

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Siberian Accentor - 1st for Britain!

It doesn't get much better than this: Britain's first-ever Siberian Accentor found by Judd and myself at Mossy Hill, Scousborough earlier this afternoon. Full story here.

Friday, 7 October 2016


Found this gorgeous and very confiding 1st winter Ortolan Bunting at Brake today.

Thursday, 6 October 2016


Hoopoe at Quarff. It has been an amazing ten days for our Autumn birding groups with guests seeing Brown Shrike, Great Snipe, Swainson's Thrush, Pallid Harrier, Lanceolated, Paddyfield, Blyth's Reed, Arctic, Greenish, Radde's and Dusky Warblers, this Hoopoe, Rose-coloured Starling, Little Bunting and a Crane. Plus a pod of Orcas and a pod of 40+ Long-finned Pilot Whales! More on our series of Autumn birding holidays here.