Jeez I've been busy, I've not actually done any birding for about a month, well I have cos I bird for a living but not any proper birding when I do the what I want when I want sort of stuff. I have however been on a boat for a few days, been to the highlands and Slimbridge and flown a few times. I've seen Golden Eagle and a few Hen Harriers, a Med Gull, lots of plastic duck type things and not much else, my migrant total for the year is 1 Sand Martin, 4 Swallows, 1 Wheatear and 1 Chiff, oh and the Black Red which seems so long ago it feels like it was mid winter!
The obs is now back open after all the renovation work and a lot of painting so I'll be there in the next few days so should get some proper birding done then.
A birder originally from Wakefield West Yorkshire, now living in Beverley East Yorkshire. I mainly bird Spurn but do get around to other sites in the county. I'm pretty keen on my Yorkshire list (hence the name) and am currently on 377 which puts me in joint ninth place. Recently I'm more and more interested in self finding birds rather than twitching them which is good cos there aren't many county ticks flying around these days. I currently sit on the YNU record adjudication panel and the Spurn bird observatory committee.