On the 23rd April:

1977

An afternoon seawatch from the end of Brean Down in a force 6 to 8 southwesterly wind,  seeing 60 Kittiwakes north and 12 south, a Whimbrel south, 2 Fulmars north, 3 dark phase Arctic Skuas north and 1 south, a Roseate Tern south which we believe is the 8th Somerset record, 60 Common Scoter north which upto now is a record Somerset count, and on the Down we also saw a Ring Ouzel and heard a Grasshopper Warbler.

Later at Berrow, we saw a Wheatear, c250 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plovers, c40 Oystercatchers and 3 Sandwich Terns.

1978

A walk in Leigh Woods where we saw 4 Nuthatches, 10 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcaps, 3 Marsh Tits, 2 Treecreepers, a Jay and a Sparrowhawk.

1984

Leading a Wingspan/Ibis Bird Tour to Spain.

1985

In Tunisia, two new birds seen today.

1988

In Florida on a sound recording trip, no new birds, but 2 new mammals, a new reptile and a new amphibian seen today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sora. 

1995

A trip to Chew Valley Lake where the only birds of note were a Common Sandpiper and a Little Ringed Plover, at Chew Stoke there was a Hobby, then at Wick St. Lawrence there were 6 Yellow Wagtails and a Kestrel carrying a vole.

1999

In Zimbabwe on a filming and sound recording trip, 1 new bird seen today.

Fork-tailed Drongo, song - Nigel Tucker
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2011

A trip to Shapwick where there were lots of warblers and butterflies, on the scrape were 60+ Black-tailed Godwits, Lapwings, 3 Redshanks and a Lesser Yellowlegs. Also seen were 2 Cuckoos, 6+ Buzzards, 3 Marsh Harriers, 8+ Hobbys, a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, a Little Egret and 5 Bitterns. On the way back, at Catcott Lows I saw a male Garganey.

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