Friday, 14 November 2008

Buckton - Flamborough Head

Buckton is on the cost and most birds found there in spring/autumn are migratory. All photographs thanks to Mark Thomas (

Apart from 1 new species ringed - Linnet (my 61st species), ringing conditions (weather) were poor most of the time. Slow trickles of newly arrived birds but no major fall. So we treated ourselves to a lot of bird watching - i.e. checking goldcrest after goldcrest for the odd pallas's warbler + firecrest - goldcrests seriously outnumber these birds! Perserverance paid off and I saw a number of species I have never seen before.

Above: Firecrest

Above: Pallas's Warbler

Above: Snow Bunting

Above: Subalpine Warbler

Above: Waxwing - simply stunning.

Also seen were Ring Ouzel & Rock Pipit (not seen before). On the seen already list - Woodcock, Jack Snipe, Snipe, Long Eared Owl & many more of lesser note.

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