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Rounding Off The Year

After we came back from Norfolk, things quietened right down. I had started to get deeper into a project with my large format camera so that gave us the excuse to spend time in Epping Forest. Birding wasn’t a priority … Continue reading

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Norfolk

As October came around, so did our annual trip to Norfolk. Day One We went up by train as usual, via Cambridge to Kings Lynn, and then got the bus across the coast to Wells. After settling in we went … Continue reading

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Spring & Summer

With my concentration turned to film photography, birding was far more relaxed after we’d returned from North America. We visited Dev for a weekend in Woking and spent much of the two days at Thursley and Frensham. Starting at Thursley … Continue reading

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North America

I’ve been fascinated by owls since I was about five years old. I can’t remember how or why it began, but it’s just my thing. It was after going on an owl-centric guided birding tour to Sweden in 2009 that … Continue reading

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New Year, New Challenge

Last year was all about the 200 bird challenge. It was a great way of getting myself out of bed in the morning, and it was great fun. But with that completed I’m going to spending my spare time this … Continue reading

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The Final Run

After returning from Morocco it was time to turn our attention back to the mission of trying to get 200 bird species in the UK before the year came to an end. Surprisingly, we were back in the game before … Continue reading

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Southern Morocco

Normally we have our main holiday abroad each year in spring, but after we were unable to fly for a while due to medical reasons and knowing we weren’t going to get the all-clear until April anyway, we decided instead … Continue reading

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Summer Additions

After returning from Norfolk with a healthy-looking yearlist it was time for the usual lull as spring calmed down and summer took hold. I had a few ideas of species we could look for during this time, with specific plans … Continue reading

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Norfolk in Spring

Ah, mid-May and it’s time to return to Norfolk with Marcus of the Bird ID Company. We go at least once a year but this was the first time we’d gone in spring, with arriving migrants being the main targets. … Continue reading

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Spring Additions

After a great time in Scotland the next day out was a damp Saturday where we headed over to Wimbledon Common in the hope of finding the Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers that had been there, but to no avail. Plenty of … Continue reading

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