Category: birds

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Radde’s Accentor

One of the many highlights of my trip to southern and central Turkey was a trip into the mountains. There we saw Caspian Snowcock, Asian Crimson-winged Finch, Snowfinch, Wallcreepers, Rockthrush and the striking Radde’s...

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Masked Shrike at Spurn

Back in September 2014 I was lucky enough to travel to Spurn with friends to see the 1st winter Masked Shrike that had been present for a day or so. On arrival it didn’t...

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King Eider

King Eiders are truly spectacular birds and I have been lucky enough to see quite a few in the UK and Ireland. However, nothing prepared me for the sheer numbers and views I experienced...

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Hawk Owl

During my first trip to Arctic Norway, I was really lucky to see over eleven Hawk Owls. This day flying owl is simply stunning. Wikipedia states that there are three subspecies that exist across the northern holarctic....

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Lesser Yellowlegs

I photographed this Lesser Yellowlegs at Aberlady Bay back in 2009. I’ve been lucky to see a few of these North American vagrants in the UK, but this one put on quite a show...