January 2019

27th: Dawlish Warren and Topsham in a biting northerly wind. Brent geese, dunlin, grey plover, black-tailed godwits and a redshank.

brent geese


grey plover

black-tailed godwits


20th: catching bats in the Nailsworth stone mines.

lesser horeseshoe bats

lesser horseshoe bats

stone crane

catching bats

12-13th: Kiara booked us a hotel stay in Cornwall for a Christmas present. We visited St Austell, Fowey, Megavissey (harbour below) and St Mawes, where there were 2 Mediterranean gulls on the beach.


After almost a year of dormancy, in August I kick-started the site and backdated it to January 2019. 2018 was relatively quiet on the bird front. Seeing the Aurora Borealis in Lapland was amazing, and Hetty and I had some great trips to Lyme Regis, Venice, Florence and Cornwall. I visited Skomer again on my field course, and we had a great break in Scilly, seeing my only new British bird in 2018 (CITRINE WAGTAIL), buff-breasted and pectoral sandpipers, great and sooty shearwaters. 2019 looks promising, with holidays in Greece and Mull booked, a house move on the cards, and the big wedding!

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