Feb 212021
 
Russian Geese in the Trent Valley

A message from one of the local stalwart birders this morning, advising me that the Russian White-fronted Geese were on view in local fields, only a mile or so from where I live. I’ve been unlucky connecting with these in the past, so it was great to watch 5 of them (4 adults and 1 […]

 Posted by at 3:42 pm
Feb 202021
 
Just Local Stuff

A few photos from recent days around my local patch. Birding is very quiet at the moment and the weather has been difficult for photography – grey, dull and rainy. However the sun did come out a for a few hours, when I managed to photograph a very obliging Robin.

 Posted by at 4:09 pm
Feb 202021
 
North American Duck Stays Local

The first winter drake Ring-necked Duck, that I was party to finding back in December 2020, is still staying faithful to a small lake, called Home Lake, at Staunton Harold Hall on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border and only a mile or so from home. The species is a major rarity to my home county of Derbyshire, […]

 Posted by at 12:11 pm
Jan 172021
 
Lockdown Birding

The Coronavirus Pandemic has certainly put paid to travelling any distance to go birding. So I’m very fortunate to have Staunton Harold Reservoir, Melbourne Pool and some excellent farmland within a 2km circle of my home. Staunton Harold is just a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk from home, so well within the “Lockdown […]

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