Oct 282018
Rare Plants on Local Patch

I recently received a social media message advising me of the discovery of a rare plant on my local patch at Staunton Harold Reservoir. The Marsh Dock (Rumex palustris) the plant in question, hasn’t been seen in Derbyshire since 1976. So I checked out the plant on the internet, in order to know exactly what I […]

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Oct 212018
A "Twitch" to Cornwall

My first BIG twitch of the year took place on Saturday 20th October, the target, a Grey Catbird, all the way from the US of A. This was the second record for Britain of this species, so a real MEGA and had been performing in small scrubby fields at Lands End for the past five […]

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Oct 152018
Shetland 2018

My trip to Shetland this year (2018) took place on 21st September 2018 till 29th September 2018. It turned out to be one, if not the, worst week we have had in the last 10 years of visiting Unst. The weather conditions were very grim, with a continuous strong wind blowing from the west or […]

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