Highlight of this past week has been the WAXWINGS - up to 16 of them in trees near Tring Station. Still two different MEDITERRANEAN GULLS roosting at Wilstone, a redhead GOOSANDER in the area and at least 2 BITTERNS on Marsworth......
Some great new shots from Michael Casey
Little Owls are still to be found round the back of Wilstone, as well as Nuthatch, Marsh Tit, Yellowhammer, Bullfinch and Jay
I have been birding since 1969 but became obsessed with 'twitching' in 1974 and haven't looked back since. Have driven over 1.3 million miles in pursuit of rare birds in the UK, where to date I have recorded 588 species in Britain and Ireland. I also have a fascination for the Birds of the Western Palearctic, where I have currently recorded 880 of the 1,064 species ever recorded. I am widely travelled in North America, as well as in Africa and Asia, and have written at least 29 books on my chosen subject, including best-sellers ''Ultimate Site Guide to Scarcer British Birds' and 'Rare Birds in Britain 1800-1990'. Established the UK400 Club in 1981 to cater for the most obsessive of the British birding fraternity and now concentrate on online publishing, via the www.uk400clubonline.co.uk website. Record Birding achievements include recording 386 species in Britain & Ireland in 1996 and 627+ in the Western Palearctic in 2008