Sunday, 17 November 2013


a week after returning from Fuerteventura with Phil and Mike and I've had two British ticks this week!

First up, on Tuesday at work, I turned round to talk to my boss only to see a Hummingbird Hawkmoth outside the window - the number of times of gone looking for this moth and failed......

Then yesterday, after coaching took the drive down to Dale in Pemb's to twich the Western Orphean Warb that has been hanging around for a week. Despite the fact it was only the third for the UK (that can be assigned to this taxon) there was a grand total of 10 birders on site. The WOW showed on and off for the next hour or so.

On returning home yesterday evening, my neighbours handed me a package that had been delivered. uncertainty over what it was soon turned to delight as I opened the pages of the new BTO Atlas - WOW, a massive volume that will take hours (weeks) to digest.


  1. Great too hear you had Hummingbird Hawk Moth. It..s same late in the year.

  2. I reckon it fell out of his wallet