Tag Archives: Kingfisher

Pre-Norfolk Days

Before I post about our Norfolk trip, I’ll give a brief account of what we’ve been up to over the last couple of months. The first visit was to Rainham. This time we did the opposite route to normal: getting … 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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Settling in…

Before I post about our trip to Yorkshire, I’ll explain what’s been going on in the weeks following our return from Finland. Jem and I moved to a flat in Tottenham Hale at the beginning of June. It’s very handy … Continue reading

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It’s Warming Up…

Spring is definitely here! Some nice sunny days and some good birding too. The month began with our third visit to Bramfield, and it brought us at least 40 species. Chaffinches, Dunnocks, Goldfinches, Blackbirds, my first Jays of the year … 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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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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Andalucía

We’ve waited a while, but Jem and I finally got round to our first big holiday of the year: a week of guided birding in Andalucía with Peter Jones. We arrived at Malaga Airport on the Sunday morning, met the rest … Continue reading

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Rivers, Parks and Angry Drunks.

It’s been a while since my last update, so I’m going to do a couple of separate posts to bring things up to date. Going back to the beginning of last month, Jem and I started with a walk along … 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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