An excellent find for Graham and Russell on their quest to twitch a feral
Duck. A routine scan of Champion Moor produced brief, distant views, of
After a frustrating couple of hours the bird showed itself well enough and the
news was duly texted out. I saw the bird myself on it's first day (11th) at a
range of one kilometre and returned at the weekend for better views.
It flew that way!
To my knowledge, this is the first record in East Lanc's and a very popular bird it
proved to be.
A trip out to photograph seabirds at Bempton with some members of Burnley
Photographic Club meant no driving for me! We arrived to find the coastline
covered in a thick, sea mist, that took around two hours to clear. While waiting,
i photographed the Tree Sparrows in the reserve car park.
When the mist finally cleared, Bempton, as always, allows for superb views of the