On the 28th June:

1980

A very early morning drive to Cornwall, to Copper House Creek in Hayle to see a 2nd summer Laughing Gull, which we watched for sometime feeding on small crabs on the beach. 

On the way home we stopped at the Camel River and walked along the path by the riverside, seeing a few warblers, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, lots of Treecreepers, a Marsh Tit, a pair of Yellowhammers and a Kingfisher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawing by Laurel Tucker. 

1981

Overnight in Santon Downham, in the morning on a walk around the area we saw lots of Yellowhammers, 3 Whitethroats, 3 Cuckoos, 

5 Tree Pipits, 2 Green Woodpeckers, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs, a male Red-backed Shrike, 2 Nuthatches, a pair of Nightjars, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Roe Deer with a fawn. Then we went to Wheeting seeing 2 Stone Curlews, several Turtle Doves and 2 Cuckoos.

We spent the rest of our time at Lakenheath where we saw 18 Whitethroats, 5 Garden Warblers, 7 Blackcaps, 69 Mute Swans, a Grey Heron, 20 Cuckoos, 6 Golden Orioles - 4 males, 2 females and heard 3 more, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, a Mole, a Hedgehog, 4 Tree Sparrows, 6 Turtle Doves, a Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Redshank and a Stoat.

1985

Leading a birdwatching holiday to Northern Spain.

1989

In Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario on a sound recording trip for the BBC series 'Land of the Eagle'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female Moose with calf. 

1995

An evening drive to Grickstone Farm north of the M4 round-a-bout for Bath, where in a field of barley I sound recorded Quail, seeing one and hearing 2 more, also there, was a Little Owl, Yellowhammers and Skylarks.

Quail calls - Nigel Tucker
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2004

A return to Chittening Warth, where there was now a male and a female Common Scoter, also a Grey Seal.

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