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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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Ceredigion Birding

It was time for our first birding break of the year, having not been away at all since July, and knowing that we won’t be going on our main holiday until late May. There were a few ideas bouncing around: … Continue reading

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A Whole New Year…

Only a few months late with this, but I’ve been busy… So, how has 2016 begun? Not too bad so far, despite the slightly odd weather. As the year has progressed it’s actually become colder, but we still seem to … Continue reading

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Summer Birding (post-Norfolk)

I recently bought myself a new Macro lens: a Sigma 150mm f/2.8, and a monopod to help stabilise it. So far I’ve tested it on the Banded Demoiselles around the close, and also on invertebrates at Fairlop Waters (Gatekeeper, Ruddy … 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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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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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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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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