One of the most rewarding projects I am involved with is monitoring the birds on Potter Brompton Carr. The farm at Potter Brompton has signed up for a Higher Level Stewardship agreement and I undertake regular visits to see how the bird populations are responding to the measures being implemented. I blog about the birds on the Potter Brompton Fams website which can be found here. The Barn Owl pictured here was one of two performing nicely over the weekend, and this morning two Egyptian Geese were a major surprise as this is a rare species in the local area.
My most recent overseas tour was to Cambodia and Vietnam. My first visit to the former country was fascinating and highlights included Giant and White-shouldered Ibis and Mekong Wagtail. The Vietnam sector of the tour was also most enjoyable and was the fifth occasion I have visited this exciting birding destination. Among the highlights were Bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pittas, wonderful views of skulking species such as Collared and Orange-breasted Laughingthrushes and much else besides. I led the tour for Birdwatching Breaks and the trip report can be found here.
With the busy spring period getting into full swing before too long I hope there will be more to post about before too long.