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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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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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Spring and Summer Catchup

In between holidays we’ve done a reasonable amount of local birding, but I’m only going to go through the not-necessarily-chronological highlights, rather than spend loads of time trying to remember everything… It started with a day out at Bramfield before … 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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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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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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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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