Tag Archives: owls

Finland (part 2 of 3)

Day Three began with an early – though not quite as early as Day Two – drive back out to deep forest to look for Pygmy Owls. We found the nest box and Antti called for the male, with no … Continue reading

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Finland (part 1 of 3)

The problem with moving flat is that it takes up valuable blogging time! Jem and I have just moved, and with all the kerfuffle that goes along with that my Finland report has had to be put on the back-burner. … 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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Review of the Year – 2013

Well, 2013 has been quite a year! Two main birding holidays, plus four smaller weekend trips in the UK, and Jem and I have also managed to find some interesting species and some spectacular sights on various day-trips around 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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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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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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Brrrr!

It’s obviously been a bit snowy around good ol’ London Town this weekend, so Jem and I decided to stay indoors as much as possible. We had Meds’s gig at the Barfly to go to on Saturday night anyway, so … 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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