On the 12th June:

1977

A visit to Chew Valley Lake seeing 3 Little Gulls, c3,000 Swifts, a Common Tern and 6 Ruddy Ducks.

1984

In California leading an Ibis Tours group, no new birds seen today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great-tailed Grackle. 

1989

In Colorado on a sound recording trip for the BBC series 'Land of the Eagle'. Today I left Colorado continuing the trip by driving to Kansas.

1991

In Kazakhstan on a Sound Recording trip for the BBC series 'Realms of the Russian Bear'. 

no new birds seen today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ibisbill chicks. 

1997

In northwest Spain on a sound recording trip to the Picos de Europa mountains.

2005

A drive to Uphill, near Weston-super-Mare to see a Balearic Woodchat Shrike (race badius) which was seen on bushes by the golf course. A 4th UK record of this race.

2014

In Looe, Cornwall, visiting friends, I drove to the car park by the river, from where I saw at least 5 Little Egret nests with 8 large chicks, also 2 Grey Heron nests with almost fledged chicks.

2016

A visit to Steart with Roy Smith, where we saw a White Stork, a Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatchers, Redshanks, a Hobby, and several species of warblers.

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White Stork.

Little Ringed Plover 10a, Steart, 12_6_1

Little Ringed Plover.