Tag Archives: Black Redstart

Review of the Year – 2016

January The year began well, with days out at Rainham for Marsh Harriers and Short-eared Owls, Thursley Common for Great Grey Shrike and Dartford Warbler (and a surprise Red Kite floating past Dev’s flat in Woking), Strumpshaw Fen for Marsh … Continue reading

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Spanish Pyrenees

So, after a very successful spring back home, it was off to the Spanish Pyrenees with Naturetrek for our big holiday of the year. Day One (Sunday) was basically the travel day. We had the convenience of flying to Zaragoza … Continue reading

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Ceredigion Birding

It was time for our first birding break of the year, having not been away at all since July, and knowing that we won’t be going on our main holiday until late May. There were a few ideas bouncing around: … Continue reading

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Return to Serbia – Part Two: Wetlands (and more owls).

The Tuesday morning was the only time I really felt the cold. We got out of the minibus on the main road near Novi Becej to watch hundreds of Common Cranes (and a few geese) heading off for the day, … Continue reading

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Football & Falcons

It can’t believe it’s been almost a month since any notable birding, but the weekend weather has just been too miserable. Luckily, the Easter weekend was good enough for me to dust off the binoculars and camera. Firstly, I visited … 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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