Tag Archives: Pied Flycatcher

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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Norfolk

Very late with this update, but I’ve been busy putting together a large-format kit, and there have been a number of prior engagements that have taken my time up too, but here goes… Since the last update which ended with … Continue reading

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Spring Update

Spring has been very rewarding this year. After we returned from Wales the birds started to arrive, and we’ve even got ourselves a life tick – and one from this year’s list of five targets, no less. Firstly, it was … Continue reading

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Return to Finland

Yikes. I’ve neglected my blog, and now I’ve got loads of stuff stacked up. Time clear the backlog… In May of 2014 Jem and I went on Birdfinders’ 4-day owl tour to Finland. Overall it was a great birding tour, … Continue reading

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Finland (part 3 of 3)

I was excited about the plans for the final morning: going out around the Kuusamo area to look for, in particular, Hazelhen, Siberian Jay, Siberian Tit, Red-flanked Bluetail, and possibly more. These constituted four of the five species I wanted … 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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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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