Thursday, January 06, 2011

Summary of 2010

Yer its late but that's because I'm a lazy student don't you know...

Birds = Highlights
Trips = Away from the usual

January- Birds; Bittern, Little Egret, Bewick's Swan, Goshawk, Woodcock and Corn Bunting
              Trips; Slimbridge and Shenstone
Febuary- Birds; Marsh Tit, Merlin, Great Grey Shrike, Tree Sparrow, Black-necked Grebe, Red-breasted Merganser, Hen Harrier, Snow Bunting, Twite, Lapland Bunting, White Fronted Goose, Waxwing, Long-eared Owl and Slavonian Grebe.
                Trips; Morton Baggot, Lincs, Rutland Water and Feckenham 
March- Birds; Lesser-spotted Woodpecker, Willow Tit, Brambling and Whooper Swan
             Trips; Ladywalk
April- Birds; Pallid Swift, Marsh Harrier, Bearded Tit, Med Gull and Sandwich Tern
          Trips; Suffolk
May- Birds; Whimbrel, Gropper, Garden Warbler and Red Kite
         Trips; None (A levels)
June- Birds; Marmora's Warbler, Whinchat, Mandarin, Spot Fly, Great Reed Warbler, Woodlark and Red-necked Phalarope
         Trips; Blorenge, Ilkeston and Cannock
July- Birds; Osprey, White-tailed Lapwing, Manx Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Chough, Sooty Shearwater and Storm Petrel
        Trips; Rutland, Slimbridge and Cornwall (holiday)
August- Birds; Puffin, Hooded Crow, Tystie, Barred Warbler, Rosefinch, Icterine Warbler, SEO, Arctic Warbler and Marsh Warbler
        Trips; Cornwall (continued) and Fair Isle
September- Birds; thunbergi Wag, Wyrneck, Grey Phal and Pectoral Sand
                   Trips; Fair Isle (continued) and Grimley
October- Birds; Pallas's Warbler and American Wigeon
                Trips; Kilnsea and Wheldrake
November- Birds; Red Grouse, Pied Billed Grebe and American Robin
                   Trips; Peak District, Hollingworth Lake, Flambrough Head and Devon
December- Mealy Redpoll, Bean Goose and Iceland Gull
                   Trips; Redhouse and Clifton Pits.

Well that was 2010, managed 32 lifers and 212 for the year list thrashing my dad by 25.

So what will 2011 bring?

 © Ken Harvard


  1. Wish I'd gone for that Marmora's....

  2. Couldn't say no to a mega like that not too far away