Apr 212017
 
Pennington Marsh - 7th April

This first half of April has been fantastic, like mid-summer come early, after an early morning breeding bird survey where the highlights were a couple of Song Thrush and a Willow Warbler I spent a couple of hours at Pennington Marsh. Spring really is here and there wereBlackcap singing from the scrub, fair numbers of […]

Dec 032013
 
Mega's, Vagrants and Rarities in Kuwait

It has been quite some time since my last post. Following a low depression in Arabia in late November that brought more than above average rainfall at this time of the year to the Region, some great birds were recorded in Kuwait. The one species was a vagrant and a 1st for Kuwait that has […]

Mar 062013
 
Birds on the east coast

This is the second blog to look at Mansur Al Fahad’s trip two weeks ago to the east coast. He saw a very large number and variety of waders, some of which gave almost as many identification headaches as the gulls. However this blog looks at some of the non-waders he saw. All the pictures […]

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

 
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

The Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird is widespread and very familiar throughout Europe. It is the most common finch in western Europe. Its range extends into western Asia, northwestern Africa, the Azores, Madeira & the Canary Islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Factsheet: Eurasian Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs (LC) […]