Overall the spectacle of thousands of migration raptors did not materialise which was a little disappointing, this was due to the weather patterns at the peak migration times. The light westerly winds were always favourable for the crossing to Africa which the raptors did at will with no build up of significant numbers.
For me it was another great birding week, superb birding, a lovely group of people, smashing weather and an impressive tally of species which included a couple of rarities and some unusual sightings...............Download Trip Report (2.3 MB)
For me it was great to return to the Isles of Scilly after a 16-year break, they haven’t changed, they still retain their unique charm, beauty and tranquillity. The birding isn’t as good as the heady days of the past, but the...View Report
This was our second consecutive Autumn Migration Tour FOR 2018, it fell just short of the mark with regards to large raptor movements, we did see a few thousand birds but not en-masse as in the first week. Passerine migration was also po...View Report
RIO GUADIARO AT ESTACION DE CORTES Dawn and I were joined by John McClure, our American friend and budding birder also from Gaucin, for an afternoon of birding by the river. We just sat under our favourite tree and whiled away t...View Report