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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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Lesbos – Spring Birding

At the beginning of the year Jem and I decided that we wanted to go on a birding holiday to Austria. We chose one from Oriole Birding which fitted the bill nicely. Unfortunately, as we went ahead to book it, … Continue reading

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Pre-Lesbos Catch-up

After the fun we had in the Cairngorms back in early February, we’ve managed a number of days out-and-about since to see what’s around and to add to our UK yearlist. It began with a damp Saturday morning in Kensington … Continue reading

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Finland (part 2 of 3)

Day Three began with an early – though not quite as early as Day Two – drive back out to deep forest to look for Pygmy Owls. We found the nest box and Antti called for the male, with no … Continue reading

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Mayday Weekend

Before I talk about our long-awaited trip to Finland, I’ll post about a great little weekend we had right at the beginning of the month. May began with the decision to get up early on a Saturday morning and go … Continue reading

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Hainault, Wanstead, Rainham and Wimbledon

A few weekends ago I stayed with Jem’s family in East London. We had a good walk around Hainault Forest on the Saturday (despite getting caught in a downpour) and saw the RAF aircraft for the Queen’s birthday fly-by come … Continue reading

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Cliffe Pools

On Friday evening Jem came up with the genius idea of spending Saturday exploring Cliffe Pools on the North Kent Marshes. It’s an RSPB site, but is open 24 hours a day to all visitors. Getting there from London is … Continue reading

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