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1st May 2017, passage starts at Carsington.

Today saw the start of my witnessing this years spring passage. An afternoons jaunt up to the reservoir produced brilliant views of 4 beautiful Black Terns around the gull colony on Millfields island and after a couple of hours watching … Continue reading

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Ogston again….27th April 2017… Waxwing dip again…

Title says it all really, an evening run over after the Waxwings were reported again, and no sign again for me. A few commoner birds made up though with great views of Nuthatch, Song Thrush etc. pity the light was … Continue reading

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Waxwings at Ogston, 25th April 2017.

A surprise this late in the season were a party of 7 or 8 Waxwings in Ivy clad trees opposite the church in Brackenfield at Ogston. It was my t’other halves birthday today and after a nice meal we called … Continue reading

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Carsington 18th April 2017

Spring in the air… Blackthorn flowers.   The Wildlife Centre Creek Buzzard. Pheasant. Chiffchaff in WLC Creek. Crappy shot of mating Kestrels! Lesser Celandine. Could this be False Oxlip? Looked wrong for pure Cowslip in field. Cowslips in WLC Creek.

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Beeley Moor and Carsington. 2nd April 2017.

A quick visit saw us catch up with the Great Northern Diver off Stones island at Carsington…     Then a run up Beeley Moor saw some weird and fantastic light and texture….  

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Chiffchaff arrived on territory in the garden on the 30th March and today Blackcap singing. Now there has been a male Blackcap on and off through the latter part of the winter but last saw that about a week ago… … Continue reading

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Willow Tree Fen Bluethroat sketches.

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