Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Wanstead comes to the North Downs

Another addition to my Blog List, this time from Wanstead Birder. Anyone who can see 200 species of bird in London within a calendar year (and it isn't even October yet) is certainly worthy of a read. His latest post, which tells the tale of a route march to Blakeney Point to see a certain flycatcher, is well worth reading. The only time that I've trudged that same shingly ground didn't seem too bad to me, but then again it was during August and I was still in my fit twenties. That particular day was not a success - I had gone to see a Royal Tern, that didn't show, and was later identified as a Lesser Crested any way. Mistakes like that don't happen any longer, do they....


  1. I`ve done that trudge but for the Pallas`s Gropper some years back. It wouldn`t have too bad had it not been for the torrential downpours.

  2. Now, that is a species that I would dearly like to see Dean.

  3. Hi Steve, thanks for the mention. The walk was horrible beyond belief, but I'd do it again I reckon.