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Snow Buntings

Snow Buntings.... Snow buntings are, without question, the toughest small bird on the planet. No other songbird/Bunting ventures so ...

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How to uninstall Apple Yosemite, from a iMac

I was pretty impressed with pre-release features of Apples latest "operating Platform" OS X Yosemite Alas for me the honeymoon was ...

The Perfect “Fall” Storm

Once or twice during the autumn migration season, a weather front approaches the UK that can result in a "fall" of migrating ...

Isabelline Shrike (Daurian)

Imagine the frustration, sat in a classroom doing a work related study day and you receive a discrete text message to say a Isabelline Shrike (Daurian), a rare vagrant from Southern Siberia/Central Asia is less than 30 miles away.......That is what happened to me today, thankfully the session finished ...

In 2 hours Masked Shrike, Richards Pipit & Common Rosefinch…..

Where in the UK can you see a Masked Shrike, Richards Pipit & Common Rosefinch.....in 2 hours.....   Spurn Spurn is truly one of the best places in the UK to watch birds, we had a couple of hours to spare and headed to our favourite hotspot.  We spent a little time watching the Masked ...

Spurn is on fire!!, Not Literally….

Wow what a day... I started Early hoping for better light to see the Masked Shrike in, alas still very grey and cold...when I arrived there where a few people onsite already Spurn Bird Obs had done a first class job with YWT in organising parking and creating a viewing area to see the ...

Masked Shrike, Kilnsea “Mega, Mega, Mega”

Wow was fast asleep in bed following my night shifts when Angie woke me to say that Justin C, had rang a let me know about a Masked Shrike in Kilnsea, wow now that woke me up.....there have only been  2 previous records Masked Shrikes in the UK before, all Juveniles.... 31st of August 2004, one ...