The week in birding by Jonnie Fisk @jonniefisk

Mark writes: I’ve been lucky enough to see a few spring migrants this week, whilst hearing almost every day that the death toll on Red Kites and Buzzards keeps rising in Ross-shire. This week I added Sedge Warbler, Ring Ousel (in a rabbit-grazed field in east Northamptonshire) and Garganey (in nearby Cambs) to my list…

The week in birding by Jonnie Fisk

  Mark writes: The reward for information about the deaths of 12 Red Kites and four Buzzards in Ross-shire keeps increasing; £5k from the RSPB, £5k from an anonymous donor and over £1k from the public so far.  To contribute, visit this Just Giving page. Do Wood Ducks cross the Atlantic sometimes? And did the…

This week in birding by Jonnie Fisk

Did you see that story about the Red-necked Phalarope, tagged by the RSPB on Shetland, which wintered off Peru in the Pacific?  Amazing! Aren’t birds brilliant? Here is an excellent account of identification of Buff-bellied Pipit. I wonder how long that diver will stay in Devon – I’ll be down there in the not-too-distant future….