Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Gibraltar Point 17th & 18th April 2011

Short Eared Owl


Three days on Gibraltar Point was fantastic, a new area to thoroughly explore, some good birds and friendly birders. Summer migrants in full song including Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Grasshopper Warbler. A ring tail Hen Harrier on the salt marshes being mobbed by five Shelduck was an awesome sight. The reported Shore Larks were elusive and it took me three days to track them day with scope views of five birds on the shingle banks. Without even leaving the carpark, hunting Short Eared Owl and Barn Owl were a real pleasure to watch. All in all a great four days birding. The only downside was staying at Butlins and coming home with a viral infection!

Sedge Warbler

Reed Bunting

Peacock Butterfly

Short Eared Owl
Short Eared Owl

Short Eared Owl

Short Eared Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Willow Warbler

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