On the 26th March:

1978

On a seawatch on Hilbre we saw 2 Goldeneye, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Great Crested Grebe, 6 Kittiwakes and a raft of 40+ Scaup. Also watched as the masses of waders and gulls came into roost.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Turnstone & Knot. 

1991

In Belize, 8 new birds seen today.

2004

A visit to Battery Point at high tide where there were 3 Purple Sandpipers, 4 Rock Pipits and 3 Chiffchaffs.

2005

A visit to Aust Warth where I watched and filmed a pair of Meadow Pipits doing, what I thought was, a courtship display.

They were crouching, bobbing and bowing, sometimes tail raising while running around on a concrete block on the foreshore.

Later, I read through the behaviour section in BWP and there it describes this as a pair-bonding dance.

 

 

 

 

 

Video of pair of 

Meadow Pipits,

also see here.

2017

A drive to Kingsgate Park in Yate, where there was a singing Iberian Chiffchaff, a new British bird for me.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo & recording of

Iberian Chiffchaff.

Iberian Chiffchaff - Nigel Tucker
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2019

A drive to Weymouth to see the Lesser Yellowlegs at Lodmoor, which was coming into summer plumage. Also there 40+ Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Little Egrets and a male Marsh Harrier.

Lesser Yellowlegs.

More photos here.

© 2014  Nigel Tucker. All rights reserved.

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