Tag Archives: Rainham Marshes

Pre-Lesbos Catch-up

After the fun we had in the Cairngorms back in early February, we’ve managed a number of days out-and-about since to see what’s around and to add to our UK yearlist. It began with a damp Saturday morning in Kensington … Continue reading

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Review of the Year – 2014

A few days late, but it’s time for my review of 2014. During the year there was one trip abroad – finally getting to Finland after several years of trying to get out there – and three in the UK: … 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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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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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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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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Time for a Birding Post…

I started the year talking about the photography equipment I take birding, so it’s about time I went over the various days out Jem and I have had during the last two months. It started with a sunny day out … Continue reading

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Equipment Rundown – Lenses & Flashes

My main lens is – for me – a bit of a beast, but there’s a story to tell first… In March 2005 I was lucky enough to get a mint condition non-DG version of the Sigma 70-200/2.8 lens – … 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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Autumn Birding and a Norfolk Weekend.

Since the Andalucia trip, Jem and I have done a lot of local birding in and around London, and then we returned to Norfolk for our second visit of the year with the Bird ID Company. The Autumn migration hasn’t … Continue reading

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