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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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Review of the Year – 2015

2014 hadn’t been a great birding year for me, certainly as far as seeing new species goes, with only twelve species being added to the lifelist, and many of our trips were affected by either bad weather or illness. Before … 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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The New Forest

Jem and I decided to go for a three-day guided birding trip to the New Forest through Naturetrek. I’d used Naturetrek twice before – both for trips to Sweden – so I was confident it would be a good trip. … Continue reading

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A fine start to the New Year.

I’ll start with my adventures since the start of the year… New Year’s Day brought about our annual walk over Richmond Park. There were several rather tame Jackdaws on the way through Richmond itself, and once inside the Park we … Continue reading

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