12th May 2024 – Spring Migration, Day 4

Common Cranes

Day 4 of a 4-day Spring Migration tour in Norfolk. It was mostly bright and sunny again, with a bit more hazy high cloud in the afternoon. The light ESE wind picked up a bit in the afternoon too but was not as cold today, just enough to stop if from getting too hot. We […]

11th May 2024 – Spring Migration, Day 3

Black Tern

Day 3 of a 4-day Spring Migration tour in Norfolk. It started bright and sunny, but the early mist which had burnt back and been hanging offshore started to drift back in during the morning and then hugged the coast during the day. There was a rather cool sea breeze which picked up during the […]

10th May 2024 – Spring Migration, Day 2

Turtle Dove

Day 2 of a 4-day Spring Migration tour in Norfolk. It was another lovely bright and sunny day, with the easterly breeze increasing in the afternoon and keeping a lid on temperatures. We spent the day in NW Norfolk. While we were loading the minibus outside the guest house in Hindolveston, a Garden Warbler started […]

9th May 2024 – Spring Migration, Day 1

Purple Heron

Day 1 of a 4-day Spring Migration tour in Norfolk. It was a lovely bright and sunny day, and warm too. It felt more like summer at times than spring. Great weather to be out in the countryside, if not the best for encouraging migrants to drop in. We spent the day on the North […]

4th May 2024 – Nightingales & Spring in the Fens

Nightingale

A single day group tour down in the Fens, listening to and watching Nightingales and then looking for other spring Fenland specialities. After a slightly damp, cool and cloudy start, the sun came out and it was a lovely warm sunny day. Perfect birding weather. We met this morning in the car park at Lynford […]

29th April 2024 – Spring Migration, Day 3

Bearded Tit

Day 3 of a 3-day Spring Migration tour in Norfolk. The weather was much nicer today – lots of blue sky and sunshine. But there was a blustery S/SSW wind with gusts up to 34mph in the afternoon, which was not in the forecast and meant that it didn’t feel as warm as the heady […]

28th April 2024 – Spring Migration, Day 2

Black Redstart

Day 2 of a 3-day Spring Migration tour in Norfolk. It was a grey morning with intermittent drizzle showers, drier in the afternoon but with an increasingly blustery wind, before the drizzle returned later in the day. Still, it was better than forecast with no sign of the heavy rain we were predicted, so it […]

27th April 2024 – Spring Migration, Day 1

Garganey

Day 1 of a 3-day Spring Migration tour in Norfolk. The weather continues to be cold for now – hopefully that is changing before the tour ends. At least the wind had eased a little from earlier in the week, although it was still moderate and with a distinct chill from the NE. It was […]

12th-18th April – Extremadura

Great Bustard

An International Tour organised in conjunction with our friends at Oriole Birding, our regular spring visit to Extremadura timed to coincide with displaying bustards and freshly arriving summer migrants. We hope to run this tour again in 2025, so if you like what you read, please get in touch. You can keep up to date […]

23rd April 2024 – Spring Migration 1-day Tour

Ring Ouzel

A 1-day group tour in NW Norfolk. The weather felt more like winter at times – mostly cloudy with intermittent rain showers, a maximum of 10C, and an increasingly blustery wind through the afternoon. Despite all that, we had a very nice day out and saw a good selection of spring migrants. Our first destination […]