Birds

An A-Z list of noteworthy sightings where photographic records have been posted of these observations.

A

American Black Tern

This one seen at Dungeness RSPB on the 24th August 2018.  More pics here

B

Bar-tailed Godwit

A single bird on the beach at Ras-al-Hadd on the 28th November 2018

Black Guillemot

Incredibly confiding near the Titanic Quarter in Belfast on the 2nd February 2019

Black Tern

A decent group on the same day as the American Black Tern on the 24th August 2018

Black-tailed Godwit

Seen at Oare Marshes on 8th July 2018

Black-winged Stilt

A common sight at Pak Thale on the 7th March 2019

C

Chinese Pond Heron

One of a few individuals at Pak Thale, Thailand on the 7th March 2019

Cirl Bunting

A couple of pairs parenting young at Labrador Bay RSPB on the 15th July 2018

Common Redstart

A confiding male in the Moat Car Park at Thursley Common on the 2nd June 2018

Common Scoter

Reasonable flocks flying past Foreness Point on the 28th October 2018

Corn Bunting

One of a small winter gathering at Scotney, Kent on the 23rd February 2019

Curlew

Foreness Point on the 28th October 2018

D

Dartford Warbler

Always guaranteed at Thursley Common, seen on the 30th June 2018

Desert Warbler

Seen flitting around a small bush in Oman on the 30th November 2018

Desert Wheatear

One of a few males present on the Oman trip.  This was seen on the 28th November 2018

Dunlin

A spring migrant at Staines Reservoir on the 7th May 2019


E

Eastern Black-tailed Godwit

A Pak Thale specialty seen on the 7th March 2019

G

Gannet

Passing by Portland Bill on the 12th May 2018

Garganey

This stunning drake was seen at Edenbrook CP in northern Hampshire on the 30th March 2019

Goliath Heron

A brute of a Heron at Pak Thale, Thailand on the 7th March 2019

Goshawk

Seen flying over woodland near Marozek, Poland on the 24th May 2018

Great Grey Shrike

A wintering bird at Hanging Houghton, Beds on the 9th April 2019

Great Reed Warbler

A cronking male at Marozek, Poland on the 24th May 2018

Greater Sand Plover

A winter plumage bird at Qurm beach on the 29th November 2018

Greater Scaup

This tardy drake was still present at Staines Reservoir on the 28th April 2019

Green Bee-eater

These stunning birds were seen at a private site in Oman on the 28th November 2018

Green Heron

Seen at Llan Mill, South Wales on the 6th May 2018

Grey Francolin

One of three seen in Oman on the 30th November 2018

H

House Martin

A group collecting nest material in Marozek, Poland on the 24th May 2018

Hume's Wheatear

A chance encounter with a male in Oman on the 30th November 2018

I


A few floating around Qurum Natural Park on the 25th November 2018

L

Laughing Dove

A common sight in Oman.  This one taken in Qurm Park on the 26th November 2018

Lesser Sand Plover

On Qurm beach on the 25th November 2018


A surprisingly shy bird resting at the Pak Thale salt pans in Thailand on the 8th March 2019

Little Green Bee-eater

A chance find at Nizwa, Oman on the 26th November 2018

Linnet

Male at Portland Bill on the 12th May 2018

M

Manx Shearwater

Groups passing by Portland Bill on the 12th May 2018


A common bird at Pak Thale seen on the 7th March 2019

N

Northern Wheatear

One of nine freshly arrived males on Clacton beach on the 20th March 2019

O

Osprey

This adult paused on a small pool in Oman on the 30th November 2018

P

Pacific Golden Plover

Small groups seen at Pak Thale on the 7th March 2019

Pallas' Gull

A few small groups seen at Ras-al-Hadd on the 28th November 2018

Pied Flycatcher

A female at the must-go RSPB reserve at Gwenffrwd-Dinas on the 4th May 2019

Purple Sandpiper

A single bird feeding on the rocks at Foreness Point on the 28th October 2018

Purple Sunbird

Difficult to pin down but got this one at Qurum Natural Park on the 25th November 2018

R

Red-crested Pochard

One of three drakes on Pen Ponds Richmond Park on the 30th April 2019

Red-tailed Wheatear

A few seen near Nizwa on the 26th November 2018

Red-wattled Lapwing

Reasonably common around Qurum Natural Park seen on the 25th November 2018

Ring-necked Duck

A drake in dull conditions on the 16th February 2019 at Radipole Lake, Dorset

Robin

A gorgeous spring singer at the London Wetlands on the 6th April 2019

Ruff

Seen at Frampton Marsh RSPB on the 21st July 2018

Rustic Bunting

Poor record shot of the bird seen at Wanstead Flats on the 20th October 2018

S

Slender-billed Gull

Small groups on Qurm Beach on the 25th November 2018

Snow Bunting

A group of seven present at Jaywick on a survey on the 17th January 2019

Sooty Gull

A few loafing along the shoreline at Ras-al-Hadd on the 28th November 2018

Snipe

Feeding on the pools at Frampton Marsh on the 21st July 2018

Spotted Flycatcher

A nesting pair at Marozek, Poland on the 24th May 2018

Stejneger's Stonechat

A confirmed record of this extremely rare species at Salthouse, Norfolk on the 3rd November 2018

Stonechat

A lovely male on a warm evening in Richmond Park on the 30th April 2019.  Also this one at Lizard Point on the 27th August 2018

Swift

Powering through Staines Reservoir on the 12th August 2018

T

Temminck's Stint

A rare London bird seen at the London WWT on the 8th May 2018

Terek Sandpiper

A few seen on the beach at Ras-al-Hadd, Oman on the 28th November 2018

Turnstone

Flew onto the beach at Salthouse on the 3rd November 2018

W


A few wading close to the road at the old town in Muscat, Oman on the 25th November 2018

Whimbrel

A spring migrant passing through inland at Staines Reservoir 28th April 2019

Whiskered Tern

Regularly seen at Pak Thale on the 7th March 2019

Woodlark

A displaying Woodlark on a warm late winter day at Acres Down (New Forest) on the 24th February 2019

Wryneck

A poor photo of one seen at dawn at Ras-al-Hadd on the 28th November 2018

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