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Back in the Game…

The relative failure of last year’s home birding meant I was pretty upset that I’d only managed to get 163 species onto my UK yearlist. My target every year is to at least beat my worst ever total – that … Continue reading

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The Missing Year

I didn’t update my blog at all in 2017, and there are two reasons for this. Firstly, during the first half of the year I was just a bit lazy. I fully intended to update my blog as normal, but … Continue reading

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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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Owls. Owls Everywhere…

We’ve had a very mild autumn so far, and after the passing-through of the Redstarts, Whinchats, Wrynecks, etc, the next step has been the influx of species that might want to hang around for the winter. The first day out … Continue reading

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Finland (part 3 of 3)

I was excited about the plans for the final morning: going out around the Kuusamo area to look for, in particular, Hazelhen, Siberian Jay, Siberian Tit, Red-flanked Bluetail, and possibly more. These constituted four of the five species I wanted … 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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