Author Archives: Gonebirding

22nd September 2017. A gloomy afternoon.

A trip up to Carsington in the gloomy afternoon of the 22nd September¬† resulted in a quik stroll round Stones Island, where on the sides of the causeway a large amount of mud is showing. On here a group of … Continue reading

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Slow going in 2017…

Heavens this year is slow going! I have had several new ticks turn up but all were either too far away or their stays were too short to reach ’em. The worst were Amur Falcon and Yellow Warbler, both on … Continue reading

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Evening Sky 10th July 2017

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Garden Ringlets 5th July 2017

Our garden has had less than 5 records of Ringlet up to today… Today I saw 5 within 2 minutes. Very odd. At least 2 were on territory too.

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Noctilucent Clouds. 2nd July 2017.

Amazing “night shining” clouds at about 2.30 am in the morning in the northern sky. An absolutely beautiful sight.

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Bee-eaters in Nottinghamshire. 26th June 2017.

This was a surprise. Three Bee-eaters were reported from a quarry just over the county border in East Leake in Notts, late on Sunday night (the 25th). As they were there at dusk it was assumed they roosted and if … Continue reading

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“Under the Boardwalk” 25th June 2017 Shrewsbury. Hoacti Night heron.

We had been wondering whether to go for the Night Heron that had taken to the Quarry Park area in Shrewsbury for a while, when after seeing photo’s and reading discussion it was found the bird was most likely to … Continue reading

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