Mar 162019
The Butcher Bird

A Great Grey Shrike has been wintering at the National Trust’s Clumber Park, in Nottinghamshire. It has been favouring an area called South Lawns, a reasonable walk from the visitor centre car park.  I managed to see the bird on Friday 15th March in extremely windy conditions. It was quite challenging for taking photographs and […]

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Mar 162019
A "Teng" What Owl!!

Whilst travelling around various sites on mainland we saw Pied-billed Grebe and Slavonian Grebe at Loch of Spiggie, Tundra Bean Geese at Sandwick, Iceland Gull, Tystie and Long-tailed Duck at Lerwick Fish Quay. We finally arrived back at the Tengmalm’s Owl site around 3pm, with time enough to spend the last hour or so with […]

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Jan 182019
Blog Up date to 18th January

A Firecrest has been present at Attenborough Reserve near Nottingham for nearly 2 weeks. I’ve made two trips to see it and have had some excellent views through binoculars, but so far have failed miserably to photograph it well. I made a trip to North Norfolk on 12th January, which turned out to be a […]

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Jan 182019
2019 Kicks Off

My birding year kicked off with a day at Rutland Water in Leicestershire. Some good birds were seen during the day including 2 juvenile Shag; a Red-necked, 2 Slavonian and 2 Black-necked Grebes; a Great Northern Diver; a drake American Wigeon; 5 Smew; a female Scaup; a Jack Snipe and a Snow Bunting. The year […]

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