Sunday, 29 January 2012

LBC AGM 2012

Annual General Meeting

Date: Tuesday 20th March 2012

The Admiral Rodney Hotel, Horncastle at 7.30pm

Professor Ian Newton, Chair of the British Trust for Ornithology will be talking on Bird Migration.

Read a review of his latest book: Bird Migration by LBC member Alex Lees on the British Birds Website at ... ian-newton.

"Ian Newton is one of the most prolific ornithologists of the last 40 years and his fifth book The Migration Ecology of Birds deservedly won the BB/BTO Best Bird Book of the Year in 2008 (not the first time one of his books has been awarded that accolade)....."

The talk is FREE to everyone and will be followed by the Annual General Meeting (members only).

Full details will be mailed to members at the end of February 2012.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Iceland gull, Boston 25th Jan 2012

Iceland gull, Boston 25th Jan 2012

My third Iceland Gull of the year...

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

"Go Batty" Videos

Click here for some "Go Batty" Videos....

Chough on Aberdesach Beach, North Wales - Jan 12th 2012

Chough video taken on Aberdesach Beach, North Wales - Jan 12th 2012. Recorded while waiting for the Iceland type Kumlien's Gull, Larus [glaucoides] kumlieni which showed on and off......

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Leadenham 2nd Winter Iceland Gull - 14th Jan

Image 1. With BH and HG

Image 2.Raised wings

Image 3. Black and White.....

2nd Winter Iceland Gull with "kumlieni" characteristics....

2nd Winter Iceland Gull with "kumlieni" characteristics, near Pontllyfni on Friday 21st Jan 2012.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Roy Harvey's 2011 DVD of ‘Rare & Scarce Birds’ on film

2011 DVD of ‘Rare & Scarce Birds’ on film

Lincolnshire attracted a host of excellent birds throughout the year including the long-staying White-tailed Eagle at Ruckland, American Black Tern at Covenham - a first record for the county. Sabine's Gull at Leadenham Tip, Marsh Sandpiper at Alkborough- and later at Blacktoft Sands. A brightly marked Spotted Sandpiper at Whisby, Kentish Plover at Rimac, Collared Pratincole at Immingham, Purple Heron at Huttoft Pits, Tawny Pipit at Tetney Lock, Lesser Yellowlegs at Alkborough, Ferruginous Duck at Barton, Buff-breasted Sandpipers at Saltfleet/Rimac and American Wigeon at Freiston Shore. 

Lesser rarities include Dotterel, Red-necked and Grey Phalaropes, Pomarine Skua, Common Crane, Pectoral Sandpipers, Rough-legged Buzzard and Great Grey Shrike, all of which are featured.

Neighbouring Yorkshire picked up a Least Sandpiper at Old Moor plus a superb male Rustic Bunting at Filey during the Spring and then chipped in with three Autumn crackers in the form of Isabelline and Pied Wheaters at Spurn plus the lovely Desert Wheatear at Bempton Cliffs that was still present at the end of the year.

Also included are some superb birds filmed outside the featured region - Oriental Turtle Dove in Oxfordshire, White-throated Robin at Hartlepool, Sandhill Crane in Suffolk. Collared Flycatcher, Little Bittern, Western Sandpiper, Isabelline Shrike and Desert Wheatear in Norfolk. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in Cleveland, Black Stork in Northants. Red-footed Falcon in Derbyshire, Broad-billed Sandpiper at Lound, Greater Yellowlegs in Northumberland and Squacco Heron in Notts. 

The Scilly Isles had a tremendous autumn for rarities including Northern Waterthrush, Upland Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe and Olive-backed Pipits.

More than 70 sightings are featured in the 186 minutes of running time, which includes narration.

Once again, I have held the price of the two-disc DVD set at £15.75 including post & packing.

If you would like to place an order please make your cheque payable to

R & LM Harvey & send to:
Roy Harvey
37 Station Road
Nr. Barnetby
DN38 6AP

Tel 01652 628385