Before we could go for it we went up to Northumberland on Saturday to Celebrate my Grandma's wedding anniversary. Most of the time I was out looking for anything unusual in and around the harbour. I found a big group of Eiders just beside the harbour and suddenly they all started coming towards me and within a couple of minutes they were all on the beach right next to me! It was really great to be so close to such fantastic birds.
There was also around about 10 Turnstones running around the beach and there was a single Rock Pipit flying around the harbour.
On Sunday after my brothers football, we headed of to Wakefield in search of the Blyths Pipit! When we arrived at the right spot we joined the huge amount of birders looking into the field of where it had been spotted. We asked a man if he had seen it and he said not for the last hour! So a little less confident we stood and waited but thankfully someone went into the field to try and flush the bird and within a little while the bird was up and flying around!!! In the next hour or so the Pipit was up about 4 more times and flying around very close at times. It was considerably bigger than the Meadow Pipits which were also in the area also the call was very different. I am so pleased I saw this cracking bird as it was my 250th bird in the UK plus it is one I will always remember. Here are a couple of record shots I took of this great bird.