Well it's been a while since I last posted anything - but that doesn't mean I've not been out and about - although probably not as much as i would have liked!......
Going back to when lockdown ended on March 29th 2021, John Hague, Dave Gray and I decided to go down to Exmouth in Devon to have a look at the Northern Mockingbird which had been frequenting people's gardens for quite some time. As soon as we got there, other birders directed us to where the bird was perched in what was apparently it's favourite tree, so it was quite an easy twitch to start us off!
Northern Mockingbird images
After we had had our fill of the Mockingbird, we continued on to Dawlish Countryside Park, as we'd been told Cirl Bunting was quite easy to see - and the information was correct! We had really great views of a handful of the birds
We continued on again - this time to Aylesbeare Common RSPB Reserve, which is good for Dartford Warbler; after an hour or so, we found our quarry - but sadly, no images.
9th April was my next bird of note, when an adult Kittiwake was found at Groby Pool - about 3 miles from where I live. It wasn't hard to find, as it was the only gull on the pool! - but a really good find, and nice bird to see.
Images of 'Wally' the Walrus
It was good to also see Purple Sandpiper and Turnstone on the slipway with 'Wally'; we also noted five Whimbrel flying over, a few Manx Shearwater and three Sandwich Tern along with one or two Guillemot and a couple of Rock Pipits.
We finished our day out at Seven Sister Falls for Dipper (again, no images)