Posts Tagged ‘First for Britain

23
Aug
22

First for Britain

As that temperature contour continues to flow North aided by global warming, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that new species for the UK will move on its crest. I found myself to the South of King’s Lynn the other week. Unusually, I had a little time to spare. A visit to Graffham Water was on the cards. The Cape Gull showed admirably.

I’m not so sure I would have pulled that giant bill out from the flock. I would probably have passed it over as an odd Greater-Black Backed. Well done to the finder… and thank you.

06
Oct
16

Nuthatch

Almost 27 years ago, on the 13th October 1989, Holkham Pines here in Norfolk held a visitor to Great Britain that had never been seen here before and has not been seen here since. A Red breasted Nuthatch roamed the pines for many months. I remember seeing it several times during it’s stay. However it was never as obliging as this individual I photographed in Canada in August. I know quite a few people that would like to see another one over here soon and given the numbers occurring on the eastern seaboard of the USA this autumn the time might be right … or is that wishful thinking?

red-breasted-nuthatch




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