Tag Archives: Sparrowhawk

January – A Good Start to the Year

New Year’s Day saw Jem’s parents very kindly take us to Wallasea Island in Essex for our first ever visit. Despite grey skies ans strong winds off the Crouch, we were met as soon as we arrived in the car … Continue reading

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Norfolk

Well, we got there eventually! We arrived in Wells on the Thursday afternoon in the gloom, but after we’d settled into our room at the guesthouse Jem and I decided to go for a walk down by the harbour. Here … 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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If the Holiday’s Cancelled…

…do it yourself. Jem and I had booked to return to Norfolk so that we could see the ‘Wader Spectacular’ at Snettisham for the first time. Sadly, I got a phone call from Marcus (he’s taken the tour company over … 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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Yorkshire

After our main holiday of the year in Finland, Jem and I started to look at options for a short summer break in the UK. Naturetrek’s Yorkshire Coast and Moors tour fitted the bill perfectly. It would take in Bempton … 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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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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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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