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Thursday, 31 May 2012

LGRE is back

Finally back from my recent trips including the hugely successful Round Britain tour.....


This May trip recorded 189 species, surprisingly 3 short of my winter trip, but did include a heap of Scottish specialities, including over 70 Black Grouse, 5 Ptarmigan, 5 Capercaillie, numerous Crested Tits, Scottish Common, Scottish Parrot & Common Crossbills, Ospreys, Pied Flycatchers, Wood Warblers, Common Redstarts & Tree Pipits, Whinchats, Raven, White-tailed & Golden Eagles, amazing views of Corncrake, a lovely trip of DOTTEREL, Puffins, Black Guillemots and Manx Shearwaters, Hooded Crows, Twite and Scottish vagrants including BLUE-WINGED TEAL, KING EIDER and the long-staying GREATER YELLOWLEGS.

On the English leg, in addition to the regulars like Goshawk, Montagu's Harrier, Common Crane, Honey Buzzard and Golden Oriole, we scored with a host of mouth-watering vagrants, including the CREAM-COLOURED COURSER, GREAT REED WARBLER, BLACK-WINGED STILT, WOODCHAT, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, RED-FOOTED FALCON and much, much more



I plan to do the same two trips next year (January and May) so if you wish to join me, make sure to reserve your place

The Fish Owl trip filled quickly as expected but I still have spaces on a short trip to Sicily for Sicilian Rock Partridge, a summer trip to Egypt and seabird/seawatching trips to the Canaries and Cornwall. I am also taking reservations for trips in early 2013 - the usual Spanish Lynx tour in late February, Israel in March, Cape Verde Islands in late April and Georgia/Turkey combined in early May. For enquiries, email LGREUK400@aol.com



Lee