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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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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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Summer Birding (post-Norfolk)

I recently bought myself a new Macro lens: a Sigma 150mm f/2.8, and a monopod to help stabilise it. So far I’ve tested it on the Banded Demoiselles around the close, and also on invertebrates at Fairlop Waters (Gatekeeper, Ruddy … 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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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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