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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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Jack Twite: The Year’s End

I was planning to update before the festive season, but knowing that I was going to put some effort into the final few weeks of the year it made more sense to finish off the year’s birding first and put … 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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Norfolk

Well, we got there eventually! We arrived in Wells on the Thursday afternoon in the gloom, but after we’d settled into our room at the guesthouse Jem and I decided to go for a walk down by the harbour. Here … Continue reading

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Return to Serbia – Part Three: Crane Spectacular

The morning of the final full day of the tour began with a short drive out to Lukino Selo, where we were greeted by a gathering of Curlew – our only waders on the trip aside from Lapwings – and … 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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Return to Serbia – Part One: Owls Everywhere!

To begin this story I have to go back to the autumn of 2011, when I read a tweet by David Lindo (the Urban Birder) about his plans to run a trip the following spring to look for owls in … Continue reading

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