Category Archives: 2016

Dusky Thrush in Derbyshire!!!!!!!! 5th December 2016

Well I have never got round to writing this one up, so now as we start 2017 I thought I had better do it! We had a rather leisurely day after the trip to darkest Wales on Saturday the 3rd … Continue reading

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Masked Wagtail. 3rd December 2016.

Its a flippin’ long way to south west Wales and Pembrokeshire, indeed I suspect its the furthest place from anywhere. I know this for certain as we drove it on the 3rd December… We set off from a chilly Derbyshire … Continue reading

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Accentor sketches.

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Siberian Accentor!!!!!!!!!! 13-14th October 2016.

There are some birds you look at in the guides and think I really want to see that. One such bird for me was Siberian Accentor (and its cousin the similar looking Black-throated Accentor). These two species have reached Scandinavia … Continue reading

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1st September 2016. Swamphen, Alkborough Flats

Well I am almost never booked up, I only have the odd day when I have things on I cannot get out of, but when the Western Purple Swamphen turned up at Minsmere we had stuff on every day of … Continue reading

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3rd May 2016 Rufous Turtle Dove Kent

This bird had been giving the Kent birders the run around for quite a while! They knew it was in the area of a small estate in Otford but the precise location was a mystery! Thanks to some great detective … Continue reading

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13th March 2016. North East!

We had a trip to my favorite place today, the north east coast. I love anywhere between Spurn and Scarborough (along with Teeside for birding). We started off at Scalby Mills in the sunshine as the tourists wandered past the … Continue reading

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