Saturday 28 May 2022

The BIG Catch Up Begins! Part One - Apologies and Moving On. MARCH 2022


Apology - I am so sorry that I haven't updated this Biking Birder blog as often as I would like and as often as I have done during previous Biking Birder adventures.

So, hopefully with apology accepted, I will endeavour to show the highlights since my last blog post from way back in March.

During the rest of March, from that lovely day with Lizzy Bradbury at Middleton Lakes RSPB reserve on the 15th of the month, I cycled 547 miles, into Lancashire for the Belted Kingfisher, adding Water Pipit and Little Stint to the BIGBY bird list whilst doing so before cycling through the Peak District in order to see the long-staying if roaming White-tailed Plover at the amazing Frampton RSPB reserve in Lincolnshire.

Belted Kingfisher

White-tailed Plover

The rest of the month of March saw me arrive for the first time in that exemplary birding county, Norfolk and I was successful in adding Dusky Warbler to the list but dipped out on the Red-breasted Goose at Blakeney, after having cycled from Hunstanton to the Quay there into a strong 40mph plus gale. The ride back to Hunstanton was far more pleasant!

Other additions to my BIGBY bird list in March included Smew, Willow Tit, Red-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, Little Ringed Plover, Garganey, Spotted Redshank, Brent Goose and Yellowhammer.

Spotted Redshank

Little Ringed Plover

Brent Goose

Red-necked Grebe

BB 2010 Oops, crash and a motorway Abominable Snowman in Hemel Hempstead January 5th

5 th January                                                            Tragedy                                              The Bee Gees   ...