Saturday, 8 October 2011

Local birding, Lancs: Red-throated Diver, Belmont Reservoir - 8th Oct 2011.

Nipped up to see this moulting adult Red-throated Diver found by Belmont local patcher Steve Martin this morning.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Solitary Sandpiper: Nateby, Lancs - 2nd Oct 2011.

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All credit to Stuart Piner for finding Lancashire's first Solitary Sandpiper this morning. My visit coincided with the onset of heavy rain, but despite the weather and distant viewing, an educational and distinctive bird I thought.