Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sat 18th Feb 2012. A day of dipping.

A trip across the Severn Bridge with Tony S, Brendan G and Paul F. Our target bird was the recently reported Yellowthroat, however, after spending all morning standing in a muddy field with a couple of hundred other birders for we drew a blank. Bullfinch and Nuthatch were no consolation!

On our way back home we decided to call in at Bray gravel pit's in the hope of connecting with Ferruginous Duck. You can guess the result. To make matters worse, shortly before arriving at Bray the Yellowthroat was reported.

Next stop was Beaconsfield Landfill site. On the way from Bray to Beaconsfield we counted 30 Red Kite. Over the tip we added another 42 Red Kite. Gulls; Great black-backed, Lesser black-backed, Common, Herring and Yellow Legged (Brendan Only) We all got soaked just for good measure.


  1. Been there, done it, got the T-Shirt so don't feel too down! Makes you appreciate it when you do connect!

  2. Forgot to mention no sheep either! Might have another bash this coming week-end.