Monday, 4 February 2013

Lothian & Northumberland trip

Great day out today with 68 species seen and 10 new british year ticks, possible 2 bewick swans (tick pending)
waxwing x 3
velvet scoter x 20+
red necked grebe x 1
rock pipit
water pipit
black redstart
barnacle goose
white fronted goose
red legged partridge

other birds of interest:-
scandinavian rock pipit
long tailed duck x 30+
purple sandpiper x 15+
great northern diver
whooper swan x 20+
rainbow over stag rocks

long tailed ducks

velvet scoters

water pipit

scandinavian rock pipit

rock pipit

slav grebe

bar tailed godwit

white fronted geese - distant and in the dark

2 possible bewicks with a herd of whoopers and a few mute swans

next trip Dumfries & Galloway & cumbria, just as soon as the weather is right. overnight stay for this trip?
target birds for year list will be:-
surf scoter
blue winged teal
green winged teal
golden eagle
black guillemot

also possible
great grey shrike (reported galloway forest park)
hooded crow
jack snipe
hen harrier
black necked grebe
iceland gull


  1. No photo of the red-necked grebe? Thought so, just a wind-up. Nasty man.

  2. lol :) my excuse is i was to slow to get camera and the grebe vanished somewhere in front of my dirty windscreen ;) lol