Monthly Archives: February 2013

I won a competition!

A few Christmases ago I asked my parents for a voucher to do a photography day at the Barn Owl Centre near Gloucester. My brother Chris and his girlfriend Alanna also thought it would be a good idea, so they … Continue reading

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A Surprise at Rainham

Whenever I’m asked by other birders what my ‘home patch’ is I always say Rainham Marshes, even though it’s a good 90 minutes away by train and Tube. In the past I’ve always either gone directly to Purfleet Station and … Continue reading

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Norfolk

Back in September I decided to go to Norfolk for the first time, for a few days of birding guided by Stuart White of the Bird ID Company. Stuart is a former City banker who decided to leave London and … Continue reading

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Backtracking

The other day I did something that most birders might find unusual: I removed a species from my lifelist. I’m not a twitcher – I don’t travel long distances in order to add a new tick to my list just … Continue reading

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