Setting Off From Sandwell valley

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Just a Quick One - January 27th

OK I'll catch up with things in more detail when i haven't got only 4 minutes on  a library computer.

Cycling to Forewood RSPB reserve at the moment. Dungeness yesterday gave 10 year ticks, inc. 8 red head smew, snow bunting, slavonian grebe, red and black throated divers and bearded tit. Leaves me on 1019 for the year. Tree sparrow this morning has made that 120.

Coldest day yet yesterday thanks to the east wind and today now that I'm heading west, it's from the west.

Still loving every minute.

Please go to my website and if you live in the area where I'll be for the next couple of weeks - Sussex, and can offer accommodation then please phone on 07988754090. Thanks.


  1. Hi Gary, it was a pleasure to spend half an hour in your company on the beach at Dungeness. The Black-throated Diver was a great find for both of us. Good luck for your journey, I am really envious, I know it will be hard work peddling into the wind, but to see every RSPB reserve and all parts of the UK will be fantastic. good luck mate. Steve Reynaert

  2. Thanks Steve. Likewise and thanks for the use of your scope. Had 5 bearded tits last thing and saw a stoat attack a rabbit. Now in Brighton afetr some relatively bird free days visiting RSPB woodland reserves. As for peddling into the wind, it was just that today and it was tough.
    have a great year, Steve.