Tag Archives: Great Spotted Woodpecker

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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January – A Good Start to the Year

New Year’s Day saw Jem’s parents very kindly take us to Wallasea Island in Essex for our first ever visit. Despite grey skies ans strong winds off the Crouch, we were met as soon as we arrived in the car … Continue reading

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December’s Festive Birding

I was planning to do what I did last year and just add December’s highlights in my review of the year, but we’ve had some pretty good outings this month and I feel it needs its own post in order … Continue reading

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If the Holiday’s Cancelled…

…do it yourself. Jem and I had booked to return to Norfolk so that we could see the ‘Wader Spectacular’ at Snettisham for the first time. Sadly, I got a phone call from Marcus (he’s taken the tour company over … Continue reading

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Late Summer Birding

Since we returned from Yorkshire we’ve had a number of short day or half-day trips in various places looking for different species. Luckily we’ve had plenty of good weather, so there’s a lot to get through… Since we failed to … 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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Winter Winds Down…

We haven’t had much of a winter, or at least we haven’t had much winter weather. It remains to be seen how this is going to affect the wildlife but hopefully the mild temperatures mean that there’s been plenty of … Continue reading

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Time for a Birding Post…

I started the year talking about the photography equipment I take birding, so it’s about time I went over the various days out Jem and I have had during the last two months. It started with a sunny day out … Continue reading

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Football, Scrubs and Kingfishers.

Last weekend saw Jem and I travel to Peterborough for Sheffield Wednesday’s penultimate game of the season. Being an important relegation six-pointer, the match had been chosen by Sky for live coverage in the early evening, which gave us plenty … Continue reading

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