UK Rarity Photographs by Paul Gale

27 years of bird photography in the UK

All photographs copyright Paul Gale Bird Photography


Black-browed Albatross Bempton Sep 21 Black-browed Albatross Bempton more
White-tailed Plover Blacktoft Sands Aug 21 White-tailed Plover Blacktoft Sands Sep 21
Gannets Bempton Sep 21 Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell Sep 21
Wood Sandpiper Titchwell Sep 21 Green Sandpiper Blacktoft Sands Aug 21
Greenshank Minsmere Aug 21 Yellow-legged Gull (adult) Titchwell Sep 21
Wryneck Portland Sep 21 Wryneck Portland Sep 21 fanning tail
Wryneck Portland Sep 21 wing stretch Little Egrets at Blacktoft Sands Aug 21
Hobby Minsmere Aug 21 Black Tern Minsmere Aug 21
Roller Suffolk June 21 Red-footed Falcon Wiltshire Jul 21
Rook Isle of Wight May 21 Woodchat Shrike Portland May 21
Laughing Gull Lodmoor March 21 Spotted Flycatcher Portland Sep 2021
Stones Curlew Suffolk with Rolloer Wheatear Portland Sep 2021



Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail Norfolk Jan Brambling Norfolk Jan 20 Bullfinch Norfolk Jan 20
Chaffinch Norfolk Jan 20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose Holkam Jan 20 Greenfinch Sculthorpe Jan 20
Grey Partridge Holkam Jan 20 Long-tailed Tit Sculthorpe Jan 20 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Holkam, Jan 20
Rough-legged Buzzard, Wells, Jan 20 Russian White-fronted Goose, Holkam Wigeon Holkam


Raven Portland Dec 19 Red-breasted Merganser Ferrybridge Nov 19 Kestrel Portland Dec 19
Little Auk Holkam Nov 19 Grey Partridge Holkham Nov 19 Jay Holkham Nov 19
Greenfinch Sculthorpe Pink-footed Goose Holkham Otters at Sculthorpe
American Buff-bellied Pipit Sennen Paddyfield Pipit Sennen Velvet Scoter The Fleet
Purple Heron Portland Great Reed Warbler Portland Bill Ospery Portland Aug
Black-throated Diver Portland Harbour Great-northern Diver Portland Harbour Pale-bellied Brent Geese Ferrybridge
Eider Portland Harbour Goosander Ferrybridge Dark-bellied Brent Geese Ferrybridge
Bearded Tit Radipole Nov 19 Little Gull Lodmoor Oct 19 Little Stint Ferrybridge Oct 19
Long-billed Dowitcher Lodmoor Sep 19 White-rumped Sandpiper Lodmoor Oct 19 Wryneck Portland Bill Sep 19
Mediterranean Gull Lodmoor Oct 19 Willow Warbler (eastern) Portland Red-breasted Flycatcher Portland Oct 19
Black-tailed Godwit Lodmoor Apr Sparrowhawk Radipole Nov 19 Ruff Lodmoor Sep 19
Cuckoo Thursley April 2019 Cuckoo flight Thursley April 19 Mistle Thrush Thursley April 19
Redstart Thursley April 19 Stonechat Thursley April 19 Wood Lark Thursley April 2019
Bearded Tit Radipole Feb 19 Brent Geese Portland Harbour Feb 19 Garganey Lodmoor Mar 19
Hoopoe Portland Mar 19 Lesser Yellowlegs Lodmoor Feb 19 Little Gull Lodmoor Feb 19
Marsh Harrier Ham Wall Feb 19 Pintail Lodmoor Apr 19 Ring-necked Duck Radipole Apr 19
Common Gull Lodmoor Oct 19 Fulmar West Cliffs Dec 19 Gadwall Lodmoor
Great black-backed Gull Chesil Herring Gull leucistic Radipole Apr 19 Great White Egret Lodmoor Oct 19
Grey Seal feeding on Congar eel West Cliffs Short-eared Owl Portland Feb 19 Shoveler Ham Wall Feb 19
Lapland Bunting Portland Bill Sep 19    


Horned Lark Staines Mar 18 King Eider Ynys Las Mar 18 Lapwing Lodmoor Feb 18
Glaucous Gull Lodmoor Jan 18 Glaucous Gull Lodmoor first winter Jan 18 Spoonbill Lodmoor Feb 18
Short-eared Owl Portland Mar 18 Ross's Gull Radipole Feb 18 Ross's Gull Radipole flight
Ring-necked Duck Radipole Dec 18 Ring-necked Duck Radipole Nov 18 Scaup Radipole Oct 18
Black Redstart Chiswell Dec 18 Little Bunting Chiswell Dec 18 Tufted Duck Radipole Oct 18
Bittern Ham Wall May 18 Bittern flight Ham Wall May 18 Common Gull Chesil Cove Nov 18
Great Northern Diver Dec 18 Great White Egret Ham Wall May 18 Great White Egret Radipole Oct 18
Great White Egret Lodmoor Oct 18 Pallid Swift Portland Bill Nov 18 Lesser Yellowlegs Lodmoor Oct 18
Little Egret Lodmoor Oct 18 Little Gull Chesil Cove Nov 18 Marsh Harrier Lodmoor Nov 18
Mediterranean Gull Chesil Cove Nov 18 Mediterranean Gull Lodmoor Ocr 18 Pale-bellied Brent Geese Ferrybridge Nov 18


Great Skua Fair Isle Pied Flycatcher Fair Isle Black Guillemot Fair Isle
Eurasian Teal Slimbridge 2017 Golden Plover Slimbridge 2017 Gannet Fair Isle September 17
Russian White-fronted Goose, Slimbridge 2017 Little Stint Slimbridge (not Semi-palmated Sandpiper) Northern Pintail Slimbridge 2017
Great Scaup Lesser Scaup hybrid Farmoor Scaup hybrid flight Farmoor Common Scoter Farmoor
Sooty Shearwater, Scilly pelagic  Snow Goose Ratray Head Aberdeen Snow Bunting Fair Isle
Whooper Swan , Bryher, Scillies Yellow-browed Warbler , St Mary's, Scillies Yellow-billed Cuckoo, St Agnes, Scillies 
Red-breasted Flycatcher , St Mary's, Scillies Spoonbill, Scillies Surf Scoter , Scillies
Leach's Petrel, St Mary's, Scillies Long-tailed Duck, Scillies Melodious Warbler , St Mary's, Scillies
American Golden Plover, Porth Hellick beach, Scillies Common Scoter, Scillies Hawfinch, St Martin's, Scillies
Rock Thrush Gwent Oct 2017 Red-necked Phalarope Farmoor Sep 17 Red-footed Falcon Frensham Jun 17
Little Tern Pagham Jun 2017 Hobby Frensham Jun 17 Elegant Tern Pagham Jun 17
Alpine Swift Lodmoor Elegant Tern landed Mediterranean Gull Pagham 2017


Bearded Tit Minsmere May 2016 Bittern Greylake May 16 Bittern Ham Wall April 2016
Broad-billed Sandpiper Goldcliffe Common Swift Ham Wall May 16 Dalmation Pelican Cornwall
Gadwall Ham Wall Apr 16 Garganey Ham Wall Apr 16 Glossy Ibis  Ham Wall Apr 16
Great White Egret Ham Wall May 16 Grey Heron Exminster Marshes Apr 16 Lesser Redpoll Tregaron Apr 16
Marsh Harrier Ham Wall May 16 Snowy Owl St Just Apr 2016 Rufous Turtle Dove Kent May 2016
Gull-billed Tern, Shapwick Heath, Somerset, June 2016 Caspian Tern Breydon Water, June 2016 Caspian Tern Breydon Water, flight
Great Knot, Holme Dunes, Norfolk, June 16 Ruff summer plumage displaying to Reeve, Titchwell at dawn, June Ruff Titchwell, Norfolk, June 16
Bearded Tit, Titchwell June 16 Red-crested Pochard, Titchwell, June 16 Red Knot Holme Dunes Norfolk June 2016
Marsh Harrier, Burham Market, Norfolk Little Gull Titchwell Norfolk Bittern Ham Wall, June 16
Great-spotted Cuckoo, Portland Great White Egret, Ham Wall, June 16 Great White Egret, Ham Wall, roost
Little Owl, Portland, June 16 Little Tern, Holme Dunes, Norfolk Woodchat Shrike, Dorchester
Black Grouse lek Moray Spoonbill Pennington Feb 2016 Long-tailed Duck Pennington Feb 2016
Long-eared Owl Dungeness Feb 16 Curlew Pennington Feb 16 Gluacous Gull Dungeness Feb 16
Smew Cotswold Water Park Feb 16 Ring-necked Duck Wraysbury Feb 16 Red-crested Pochard Cotswold Water Park Feb 16
Golden Plover Pennington Feb 16    


Red-necked Grebe Farmoor Dec 15 Great-northern Diver Farmoor Dec 15 Grey Phalarope Farmoor Dec 15
Green Sandpiper Lodmoor Sep 15 Scillies 2015 (Blyth's Pipit) Penduline Tit Titchfield Dec 15
Yellow-browed Warbler Portland Sep 15 Barn Owl mid Wales Sep 15 Hobby Radipole Sep 15
Mediterranean Gull Lodmoor Sep 15 Kingfisher Radipole Sep 15 Marsh Harrier Radipole Sep 15
Great White Egret Ham Wall Somerset Red-footed Falcon Spalding Red-footed Falcon Spalding flight
Greater Yellowlegs Titchfield Haven Terek Sandpiper, Church Norton, Pagham Hudsonian Whimbrel, Pagham Harbour
Harlequin Duck, River Don, Aberdeen Dipper, River Don, Aberdeen Goodsander, River Don, male
Goosander, River Don, female Common Eider, Ythan Estuary King Eider, Ythan Estuary
Hudsonian Godwit, Somerset Garganey Somerset Apr 15 Black-throated Diver Farmoor May 2015


Barred Warbler, Portland, December 2014    
Black-throated Diver, Chesil Nov 14 Surf Scoter, The Fleet, Nov 2014 Surf Scoter, The Fleet, flight
Long-tailed Duck, The Fleet Desert Wheatear Reculver Kent Snow Bunting Reculver Kent
Brent Goose Reculver Kent Shore Lark, Reculver Kent Lapwing Steart Somerset
Hoopoe Dunster, November 2014 Pallid Harrier, Steart, Somerset Helice Clouded Yellow, Steart, Somerset, 1 November 2014
Clouded Yellow, Steart, Somerset 1 Nov 2014 American Wigeon Tresco male American Wigeon Tresco female
Barred Warbler St Mary's Green-winged Teal, Tresco Ortolan Bunting St Agnes
Red-backed Shrike, Porthellick Red-breasted Flycatcher, Garrison Red-throated Pipit, St Agnes
Red-throated Pipit St Mary's Short-toed Lark with Red-throated Pipit, St Mary's Short-toed Lark, St Mary's
Yellow-browed Warbler, Newford Snow Bunting, St Mary's Whooper Swan, Tresco
Steppe Grey Shrike Burnham Norfolk Steppe Grey Shrike Burnham Norton Steppe Grey Shrike flight
Hobby Otmoor Jul 14 Turtle Dove Otmoor Jul 14 Pink-footed Goose Burnham Norton
Wryneck Portland Sep 14 Kestrel Portland Sep 14 Spoonbill North Norfolk
Common migrants at Portland (Tree Pipit) Spoonbill Lodmoor Sep 14 Red-backed Shrike Radipole
Greenish Warbler Winterton Great Skua Salthouse Wryneck, Blakney Point
Corn Bunting Maiden Castle Ruff, Titchwell Little Egret, Titchwell
Clouded Yellow Portland Sep 2014 European Swallowtail Dorset European Swallowtails Dorset
Short-toed Eagle, Dorset Ross's Gull, Bowling Green, Devon Little Gull, Bowling Green
Red-necked Grebe, Farmoor Whimbrel, migrating, Farmoor, Oxfordshire Sand Martin, migrating Lodmoor
Peregrine Falcon, Lodmoor Red-rumped Swallow, Lodmoor Raven, Portland
Kestrel, Portland Little Egret, Lodmoor Marsh Harrier, Lodmoor
Iceland Gull, Chesil Cove, Dorset Iceland Gull, Ferrybridge, Dorset Mediterranean Gull, Lodmoor
Kumlien's Gull, Littlehampton Glaucous Gull, Littlehampton Mediterranean Gull, Littlehampton
Kittiwake, Aberaven, Feb 14 Little Gull, Aberaven, Feb 14 Ross's Gull, Aberaven, Feb 14
Red-flanked Bluetail, Bath, Feb 2014 Goshawk, England Apr 14 Hawfinch, Forest of Dean
Common Crossbill, Forest of Dean Two-barred Crossbill, Forest of Dean Two-barred Crossbill female Forest of Dean


White-rumped Sandpipers, Hayle, Cornwall Scillies 2013 (Paddyfield Warbler)  
Barnacle Geese, Hayle, Cornwall Little Egret, Hayle, Cornwall Mediterranean Gull, Mumbles, Wales
Common Scoter, Skomer, Pembroke Isabelline Wheatear, Pembroke Red-billed Chough, Pembroke
Cuckoo Dartmoor Ring Ouzel, Portland Mar 2013 Whinchat Dartmoor
Golden Eagle, Tregaron Bog Mar 13 Hen Harrier, Tregaron bog White-spotted Bluethroat, Portland
Bittern, Slimbridge Bean Goose Slimbridge Pintail Slimbridge
Buff-bellied Pipit, Berkshire Golden Eagle Tregaron 2013 Willow Tit, Tregaron bog


Golden Eagle, Tregaron bog Greylag Geese, Tregaron Pink-footed Geese, Tregaron
Red Grouse, Cairngorms Ptarmigan, Cairgorms Short-billed Dowitcher, Lodmoor
Mediterranean Gull, Lodmoor Capercaillie Lesser Redpoll, Tregaron
Slavonian Grebe, Speyside Ring Ouzel, Cairngorms Monarch Butterfly, Portland
Greater Yellowlegs, Loch of Strathbeg Black Grouse, Speyside Pine Marten, Speyside
Capercaillie Capercaillie Capercaillie
Capercaillie, Loch Garten Capercaillie Speyside Capercaillie flight
Osprey, Central Scotland Iceland Gull, Loch of Strathbeg Green-winged Teal, Loch of Strathbeg
White-tailed Eagle Loch of Strathbeg Snow Buntings, Cairngorms Scottish Crossbill, Nethybridge
  Bittern Titchwell 2 Barn Owl Norfolk 2012
Snow Buntings, Salthouse Coue's Arctic Redpole, Kelling Bittern, Titchwell
Snow Bunting Salthouse 2 Rough-legged Buzzard, Holkam Shorelark, Holkam
Common Yellowthroat, Gwent Goosander Tregaron bog, also Hen Harrier (male), Short-eared Owl and Great Grey Shrike (from Abergwesin road) Ring-billed Gull, Cardigan (March)
Crossbill, New Forest female Cattle Egret, Theale, Berks Garganey, Theale, Berks
Spanish Sparrow, Caldicot, Hants Dark-eyed Junco, New Forest Common Crossbill, New Forest 2012


Rufous Turtle Dove, Chipping Norton

Scillies 2011

Golden Eagle, Mid Wales

Waxwings, Calcot, Berkshire


Cory's Shearwater, Portland Harbour



Waxwings, Tregaron, mid Wales American Robin, Exe Estuary, Devon

American Bittern, nr Wadebridge, Cornwall

Green Heron, Cornwall

Wryneck, Ceredigion

Scillies 2010

Black Kite Powys

White tailed Plover (Rainham Marshes,  Dungeness, vagrant)


Manx Shearwater - off Portland Bill



Balearic Shearwaters - off Portland Bill

Brown Shrike

Scillies 2009



Little Crake, Exeter

Lesser Grey Shrike, Wareham

Great Grey Shrike, Dartmoor

Falcated Duck, Bowling Green, Devon

Red Squirrel, Cairngorms, Scotland

Melodious Warbler Portland

Red Grouse Black grouse

Ptarmigan, Cairngorms

Snowy Owl

Spotted Crake

Red-flanked Bluetail

Grey-cheeked Thrush

Red-backed Shrike

Blyth's Reed Warbler

American Golden Plover


Jack Snipe

Grey Plover Farmoor    

UK Rarity Photographs 2007

American Buff-bellied Pipit, Farmoor

Long-tailed Skua, Nottingham

Asian Brown Flycatcher, Flamborough

Scillies 2007

Gyrfalcon, Stepper Point Cornwall

White-billed Diver, Hayle Cornwall

Spotted Sandpiper Hayle

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Oare Marshes 2007

Franklin's Gull, Hayle
Little Egret, Hayle Penduline Tit, Rainham  

UK Rarity Photographs 2006


Long billed Murrelet, Devon

Red-flanked Bluetail

Snowy Owl - The Mullet

Laughing Gull, Reading Laughing Gull, Reading summer  


Sooty Tern, Angelsey

Trumpeter Finch, Dungeness

Trumpeter Finch Languard

Osprey, Hythe

Gull-billed Tern, Dungeness

Squacco Heron, Devon

Arctic Redpoll, Titchwell, Norfolk

Upland Sandpiper, Somerset

Wilson's Phalarope, Farlington, Hampshire

Blackpoll Warbler, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Sora, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Terek Sandpiper Cliff Pools
Spotted Sandpiper, Scillies Marsh Sandpiper, Topisham Arctic Skua, Handa Island
Greenish Warbler, St Agnes Great Skua, Handa Island Little Crake, Slimbridge
Waxwings, Wokingham Siberian Stonechat, Portgwarra Snow Bunting, Portgwarra
Peregrine Falcon, Bowling Green Ring-billed Gull, Gosport Hawfinch Lea Valley



Masked Shrike

Scillies 2004

American Robin, Cornwall

Cream-coloured Courser, Isles of Scilly

Broad-billed Sandpiper (Warwickshire)

Greater Sandplover (Snettisham, Norfolk)

Franklin's Gull Radipole Lake

Western Sandpiper, Brownsea Island Red-backed Shrike, Holme
American Robin, Grimsby Black Guillemot, Oban Cackling Goose, Farlington
Corncrake, Balranold, North Uist Snow Goose, Wexford Greenland Whitefronted Goose, Wexford
Lesser white-fronted Goose, Slimbridge Greenland White-fronted Goose, Norfolk Little Bunting, St Mary's
Waxwings, Thatcham   Ortalon Bunting, Scillies
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Golf course, St Mary's Red-throated Diver, Tresco Richardson's Canada Goose, Caerlaverock


Ross's Goose, Norfolk

Ring-billed Gull, Helston  


Baltimore Oriole, Oxford

Red-eyed Vireo, Isles of Scilly

Red-footed Falcon, Burghfield, Berkshire

Great Grey Shrike, Roydon Common

Grenitote, North Uist, Scotland

Black Lark

Ptarmigan in winter plumage

Pallid Harrier, Sennen Corwall

Wryneck, Portland
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Portland Rose-coloured Starling, Portland 2003 Red-backed Shrike, Newbury
Common Cranes, Slimbridge Solitary Sandpiper, Herts Glossy Ibis, Topisham, Devon

Two-barred Crossbill, Hertfordshire Waxwings, Chesthunt

Bean Goose, Welney

Sabines Gull, Lowestoft Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Severn beach Barn Owl, Welney, Norfolk
Wryneck, Isles of  Scilly Richard's Pipit, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly Spoonbill, Bowling Green March 2003
Hoopoe Scillies 2003 Lapland Bunting, St Agnes Lapland Bunting, St Mary's
Red-breasted Flycatcher, Garrison Rose-coloured Starling, St Agnes 2003 American Golden Plover Old Town beach
Red-rumped Swallow, St Agnes Common Cranes Gloucester March 2003 Grey-cheeked Thrush, Tresco
Hooded Crow, Isle of Sky Rock Dove, Benbecula Bittern Minsmere June 2003
Avocet Minsmere June 03 Marsh Harrier Minsmere June 03 Bearded Tit Minsmere June 03
Little Tern Minsmere June 2003 Spotted Redshank Minsmere June 2003 Mongolian Plover Keyhaven
Mediterranean Gull, Lowestoft, June 03 Avocet Minsmere, Jul 03 Least Sandpiper, Tring
Osprey, Topisham Little Egret, Bowling Green Iberian Chiffchaff, Jun 03
Kittiwake nesting Lowestoft Black Tern Tring White-headed Duck, Amersham April 2003
Dipper, Tregaron, Apr 2003 Bewick's Swan Welney April 2003 Chough Wales April 2003


Woodchat Shrike, Porthgwarra, Cornwall

Great Grey Shrike, Tregaron Bog, Ceredigion

Bittern, Minsmere, Suffolk

Common Crane, Rimac, Lincolnshire

Lesser Sand Plover, Rimac, Lincolnshire

Hoopoe, Porthgwarra, Cornwall

Bobolink Hengistbury Head

Bittern Lea Valley Essex

Rose-coloured Starling, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly

Black-eared Wheatear, Nanquidno

Great Reed Warbler Frensham

Night Heron, Cornwall
Great White Egret, Staines Marsh Sandpiper, Elmley Red-backed Shrike, Slough

Great Shearwater, Isles of Scilly Citrine Wagtail, St Martin's

Ivory Gull (North Wales)

Great White Egret, Radipole Lake Glossy Ibis Topisham Stilt Sandpiper, Keyhaven
Ivory Gull, Swansea, 2002 Boneparte's Gull, Cornwall, 2002 Rose-coloured Starling Starcross
Ross's Gull, Plymouth Isabelline Shrike, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly Ring Ouzel, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Bluethroat Tolman's, Scillies Bluethroat juv St Agnes Bluethroat, St Agnes
Ortalon Bunting, Isles of Scilly Woodlark, Isles of Scilly Rustic Bunting, Scillies 2002
White Stork, Chelmsford Ring-billed Gull, Ireland Bittern Lea Valley
Sooty Shearwater, Scillies 2002 Sabine's Gull, Isles of Scilly 2002 Ortolan Bunting Peninis
Lapland Bunting Scillies 2002 Mediterranean Gull, Porthcressa Jack Snipe, Higher Moors 2002
Spotted Redshank Siddlesham Ferry Wryneck Farlington MarshesP Bittern, Dinton Pastures
Pallid Harrier, Elmley Red-backed Shrike, Oxfordshire Garganey, Slough
Little Gull Plymouth Feb 02 Scaup Plymouth Feb 2002  


Red-necked Phalarope, Ovingdean, West Sussex

Pallas Grasshopper Warbler Blackney

Isabelline Shrike, Dungeness

Baird's Sandpiper, Somerset

Woodchat Shrike, juv, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Barred Warbler, Lundy
Bluethroat Minsmere, May 2001 Red-billed Chough, Ceredigion coast Little Stint Pagham, Sep 2001
Red-breasted Flycatcher, Lundy Red-necked Stint, Paxton, Cambridge Ring-billed Gull, M5 Services Gloscester
Sabine's Gull Farmoor, Oxford Scarlet Rosefinch, Lundy Snowy Owl, Felixstowe Docks
Sociable Plover, Rye harbour, Sussex Wryneck, Lundy Sociable Plover Rye Harbour landed
Black-winged Praticole, Anglesey    


Gyrfalcon St Just Cornwall

Gyrfalcon, Pentire Point Gyrfalcon, St Just March 2000

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Portland

Rose-coloured Starling, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Solitary Sandpiper St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Gyrfalcon and Peregrine, Pentire Point

Glaucous Gull, Newlyn, March 2000

King Eider, Marazion

Lesser Scaup, Drift, Cornwall

Iceland Gull, Hayle, Cornwall

Scaup, Drift, Cornwall

Wryneck, Cornwall

Rose coloured Starling Portland June 2000

Red-eyed Vireo Gugh

Long-eared Owl, Lee Valley, Essex (5 Jan 2000)

Black-necked Grebe Cheddar

Franklins Gull Cheddar

Sora Rail, Stover Country Park, Devon (6/13 Feb 2000)

Common Crane, Somerset (13 Feb 2000)

Iceland Gull, Radipole Lake, Dorset

Bonaparte's Gull, Teign, Devon

Pink-footed Goose, Norfolk (16 Jan 2000)

Barn Owl, Norfolk (16 Jan 2000)

Red-backed Shrike, St Mary's Spectacled Warbler Tresco Spoonbill Hayle
Honey Buzzard migration, Portland Bewick's Swans Somerset Levels (13 Feb 2000) Cliff Swallow, Portland
Bearded Tits, Minsmere Boneparte's Gull, Farmoor Broad-billed Sandpiper, Dawlish Warrern
Greenish Warbler, Kenyjack Parrot Crossbill, New Forest Great White Egret, Hants
Little Crake, Dungeness Red-backed Shrike, Portland Isabelline Shrike, Nene Marshes
Hudsonian Whimbrel, Gwent Lesser Yellowlegs, Loe Pool Common Crossbill, New Forest

Swainson's Thrush, St Mary's Isles of Scilly

Cuckoo, Dawlish Warren

Waxwing Aberystwyth



White's Thrush, St Agnes

Mauritanian Spoonbill, Cheshire (4 April 1999)

Ring-necked Duck, Andover,(May 1999)

Black-necked Grebe, Dinton Pastures, Berkshire

Woodchat Shrike, Thursley, Surrey

Pied Wheatear, Norfolk (17 Oct 1999)

Baillon's Crake Grove Ferry, Kent (24 June 1999)

Golden Oriole, Lakenheath, Suffolk (27 June 1999)

Crane, Gloucester

Red-flanked Bluetail, Rame Head, Cornwall (21 Oct 1999)

Spotted Crake, Farlington (July 1999)

American Wigeon, Tregaron, Wales (26 Dec 1999)

Stone Curlew, Weeting Heath, Norfolk (27 June 1999)

Monarch Butterfly, St Agnes

Iceland Gull, Barri, Wales

Red-backed Shrike, Isle of Grain, Kent (31 Aug 1999)

Rough-legged Buzzard, Salisbury Plain, (12 Dec 1999)

Upland Sandpiper, Isles of Scilly

Black-winged Pratincole, Titchwell, Norfolk (24 July 1999)

Gull-billed Tern, Chichester, West Sussex (July 1999)

Waxwing, Thornbury, Glouscester

White-tailed Eagle Covehithe Suffolk (30 Oct 1999)

Black-throated Thrush, Maidenhead, Berkshire (3 Jan 1999)

Waxwings Holme (14 Nov 1999)

Pallid Swift, Sizewell, Suffolk (31 Oct 1999)

Brown Shrike, County Kerry (25 Nov 1999)

Common Cranes, Covehithe (7 Nov 1999)

Ivory Gull, Aldburgh, Suffolk (9 Dec 1999)

Siberian Stonechat, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly

Short-toed Eagle, Eastern Isles, Isles of Scilly

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Black-necked Grebe, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Ring Ouzel, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Red-rumped Swallow, Theale (8 May 1999)

Rose-coloured Starling Soar, Marlborough Devon (June 1999)

Barred Warbler, Portland, Dorset (Sep 1999)

Cattle Egret, Ovingdean, East Sussex

Great-spotted Cuckoo, Waxham, Norfolk (29 March 1999)

Pied-billed Grebe, Singleton Lake, Ashford, Kent

Red-footed Falcon, (2s) Wraysbury, Berkshire (June 1999)

Short-eared Owl, Elmley, Kent (17 April 1999)

Great Grey Shrike Woolhampton Berkshire
Long-tailed Duck, Theale Gravel pits, Berkshire White-rumped Sandpiper, Titchfield Haven July 1999 Melodious Warbler Portland
Savi's Warbler, Hickling Broad, 24 April 1999 Richard's Pipit Salthouse (25 April 1999) Subalpine Warbler, Beachy Head (11 April 1999)
Savi's Warbler, Grove Ferry (not photographed) 20 June 1999 2 American Wigeon Frodsham May 1999 Night Heron Dungeness (10 April 1999)
Siberian Thrush, not photographed, Gugh, Isles of Scilly
Barn Owl Norfolk, November 1999   Radde's Warbler, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
White-tailed Eagle Covehithe Black-tailed Godwit, Inner Marsh Farm Blue-headed Wagtail, Portland


Great Grey Shrike, Farmoor, Oxfordshire (7/15 November 1998)

Yellow-browed Warbler, Isles of Scilly

Surf Scoter, Farmoor (27 Mar 1998)

Isabelline Shrike, ad fem Angelsey, (31 July 1998)

Siberian Stonechat, Portland (18 October 1998)

Rose-coloured Starling Andover (28 Nov 1998)

Penduline Tit, Hengistbury Head, Dorset

Great Grey Shrike, Portland, Dorset (18 October 1998)

Terek Sandpiper, Hengistbury Head, Dorset (16 May 98)

Red-rumped Swallow, Pembroke, Feb 1998

Pallas's Warbler, Portland, (22 November 1998)

Snow Buntings Titchwell (31 October 1998)

Rose-coloured Starling Northants (20 Sep 1998)

Rose-coloured Starling Diss

American Golden Plover, Pennington Marshes, Hampshire (18 May 1998)

3 Waxings, The Naze, Essex (29 Nov 1998)

Lesser Yellowlegs, Tilbury, Essex

American Golden Plover, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly

Greenshank, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Lapland Bunting, St Mary's Isles of Scilly

Corncrake, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Richard's Pipit, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Common Rosefinch, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly

Monarch butterfly, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

White-tailed Eagle, Isle of Sheppy, Kent (8 Oct 1998)

Wryneck, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Rustic Bunting, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Shore Lark, Titchwell (31 October 1998)

Red-footed Falcon, Beauliu, New Forest (25 May 98)

Slavonian Grebe Portland Harbour
2 Blythe's Pipits (Portland) and blythi Lesser Whitethroat  
Kentish Plover Chesil (22 November 1998) Great Grey Shrike, Stiffkey Fen 4 Oct 1998 Grey Phalarope, Pennington 3 Oct 1998


Pied-billed Grebe Norwood

Red-footed Falcon, Merton, Oxford

Barred Warbler, Holme, Norfolk (28 Sep 1997)

Aquatic Warbler, Langton Herring

Red-throated Pipit, Weybourne (19 May 1997)

Penduline Tit, Westhay, Somerset

Red-backed Shrike, Durlston Country Park, Dorset (3 Aug 1997)

Red-footed Falcon, Hickling, Norfolk (18 May 1997)

Red-backed Shrike, Wiveton, Norfolk (22 May 1997)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Pennington, Hampshire

Bluethroat, Salthouse, Norfolk

Great Grey Shrike, Woodbury Common, Devon

Dotterel Thornham Point, Norfolk (May 97)

Lesser Sand Plover Pagham (Aug 1997)

Stilt Sandpiper Minsmere (11 Sep 1997)

Buzzard Tregaron Jan 1995 Wryneck Lodmoor Red Kite and Buzzard Tregaron


Black-throated Thrush, Webheath

Black-throated Thrush, Peterborough

Waxwings, Felixstowe

Woodchat Shrike, Dungeness

Hoopoe, Radipole

Purple Heron, April 1996, Glastonbury

American Coot Kent

Gull-billed Tern, Llanelli

Great-Reed Warbler, Elmley June 1996

Caspian Tern, Minsmere

Citrine Wagtail, Farlington July 1996

Desert Wheatear Salthouse (16 Nov 1996)

Little Bittern, Snettisham Norfolk

Lesser Grey Shrike, Burnham Overy Dunes (12/14 Aug 1996)

Grey Phalarope

Northern Waterthrush, Portland

Isabelline Shrike, Holme Norfolk

Steppe Grey Shrike, Clacton Essex

Red-footed Falcon, Prawle Point, Devon

Spotted Crake, Radipole, Dorset

Spotted Crake, Titchwell, Norfolk (11 Sep 1996)

Rustic Bunting, Sheringham Norfolk

Spoonbill, Lodmoor, Dorset

Spoonbill, Pennington, Hants

Cirl Bunting, Prawle, Devon

Two-barred Crossbill, Forest of Dean, Gloucester

Yellow Wagtail beema, Elmley July 1996

Garganey, Lodmoor, Dorset

Great Grey Shrike, Nottingham

Dotterel Chesil Beach, Dorset

Little Bunting, Somerset

Laughing Gull, Upton Warren, Worsceter

Collared Pratincole, Earl's Barton, Warwickshire

Waxwing, Bracknell, Berkshire

Waxwings, Notts

Cedar Waxwing, Notts

Bittern, Lee Valley, Essex

Little Bittern, Fleet Pond, Hampshire

Ring Ouzel, Portland, Dorset (22 Aug 1996)

Red-breasted Flycatcher, Portland, Dorset (22 Aug 1996)

Blue-headed Wagtail, South Huish Marshes Devon

Kentish Plover, Chesil Beach, Portland

Kentish Plover Chesil Beach Portland

Lapland Bunting, Portland

Subalpine Warbler, Portland

Red-rumped Swallow, South Huish

Mealy Redpoll, Langham, Norfolk

Red-breated Merganser, Chesil Beach, Dorset

Bonelli's Warbler Languard

River Warbler Doxley, Staffordshire

Red-breasted Flycatcher Holme (7 Sep 1996)
Curlew Pagham Harbour with very long bill Ring Ouzel, Minsmere Great White Egret Pevessey Levels, East Sussex
Red-backed Shrike, Snettisham May 1996 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Canaefon 18 Spoonbills, Minsmere
Purple Hairstreak, Yns hir Stone Curlew, Weeting, May 1996 Caspian Tern, Minsmere landed
Sandwich Tern Lodmoor Aug 96    



White-rumped Sandpiper, Siddlesham ferry pond

Yellow-browed Warbler, Havant Hants

Least Sandpiper, Siddlesham Ferry pond, Pagham

Woodchat Shrike, Dungeness, Kent

Red-backed Shrike Portland

Lesser Grey Shrike, St Margarets

Great Grey Shrike, Westleton Heath

Black-throated Diver, Theale

Long-tailed Skua, Farmoor

Woodchat Shrike, Portland

Black-browed Albatross, Hermaness, Shetland

Eye-browed Thrush Arbroath, Scotland, May 1995

Grasshopper Warbler, Portland, Dorset

White-winged Black Tern, Dungeness, July 1995

Roseate Tern, Dungeness, July 1995

Smew, Dungeness

Little Gull, Dungeness

Little Owl. Portland, Sept 1995

Tawny Pipit, Portland, Sept 1995

Scarlet Rosefinch, Fetlar, Shetlands

Dotterel, Portland, Dorset

Red-necked Grebe, Theale, Berkshire

Red-necked Phalarope, Fetlar, Shetlands, May

Bittern, Minsmere, Suffolk

Bittern booming, Minsmere

Bittern Lee Valley, Essex

Corn Bunting, Langton Herring, Dorset

Red-eyed Vireo, The Fleet, Dorset

Great Grey Shrike, Thursley Common, Surrey

Rose-coloured Starling Portland

Laughing Gull, Dungeness, Kent

Bittern, Minsmere Reedbed, Suffolk

Red-throated Diver, Fetlar, Shetlands

Great Skua, Hermaness Shetlands

Arctic Skua, Shetlands

Whooper Swan, Shetlands

Ferruginous Duck, Maidstone, Kent

King Eider Tresta Voe

Bittern Lea Valley Dec 95
Lapwing Lodmoor Kingfisher Lea Valley Pallas Warbler St Margarets Kent
Sedge Warbler Minsmere White-winged Black Tern, Chichester gravel pits Spotted Crake, East Grinstead
Bewick's Swan Minsmere Great Grey Shrike hovering, Westleton White-winged Black Tern Fleet Pond
Red Kite, Tregaron, mid Wales Grey Heron, Minsmere Marsh Harrier, Minsmere April
Bittern Minsmere Reed Beds Kingfisher Lea Valley January 1995 Bittern Lea Valley Jan 1995
Arctic Skua Chesil Beach Sociable Plover, Dorset, October 1995 Bittern Lea Valley Feb 95
Bittern Minsmere Dunwich cliffs July 1995 Dunlin Chesil Beach May 1995 Great Grey Shrike Westleton Heath April 1995
Little Tern Chesil Beach May 95 Mute Swans Abbotsbury Turnstone Chesil Beach May 95
Whimbrel Chesil Beach May 95 Teal Lodmoor  

1994 - focussed on photographing herons, mainly Little Egrets in Dorset and Bitterns in Suffolk

Firecrest Portland Great-crested Grebe Radipole Reed Warbler, Radipole
Little Egret, Arne Little Egret Radipole Little Egret Radipole August 94
Red-backed Shrike Portland Siberian Stonechat Portland Siberian Stonechat Selsey Bill

Barn Owl, Cley Marshes

Bittern Minsmere, Sufflok

Cuckoo, Cley Marshes

Kentish Plover, Ferrybridge, Dorset

Little Egrets, Lodmoor, Dorset

Night Heron, Newport, Wales

Red-footed Falcon, Minsmere, Suffolk

Roseate Tern, Minsmere, Suffolk

Great Grey Shrike, Westleton Heath, Suffolk

Eider Duck, Selsey Bill

Mediterranean Gull, Selsey

Great Reed Warbler, Cley

Rose-coloured Starling Portland

Snow Bunting, Minsmere

Night Heron adult, Newport

Purple Heron, Minsmere

Bittern, Lee Valley

Hen Harrier, Tregaron Bog

Bittern Minsmere, May 94 Common Tern, Lodmoor, May 94 Firecrest Church Norton
Great Northern Diver, Portland Harbour Grey Plover Chesil Knot juvenile Covehithe, Suffolk
Little Egret, Langstone Harbour Marsh Harrier Minsmere May 94 Marsh Harrier Tregaron bog
Sandwich Tern, Chesil Beach Short-eared Owl Newport Slavonian Grebe Portland Harbour 1994
Bar-tailed Godwit, Chesil Garganey, Lodmoor May 1994 Great Grey Shrike, Westleton Heath Suffolk
  Also seen - male Montague's Harrier Sixpenny Handley, Dorset  
Bittern Minsmere Oct 94 Bittern Minsmere Sep 94 Black-winged Stilt Titchwell May 94
QEII off Portland Bill Garden Tiger moth, Minsmere beach Bittern Lea Valley with fish
Sabine's Gull, Newport, March 94 Whimbrel Chesil Beach Corn Bunting Dungeness Nov 1994
Yellowhammer, Dungeness Nov 1994    

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