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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Jan 042019
 
Encounter with the King

At the end of December 2018, I spent a few hours at a local Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Reserve in the hope of capturing a few images of a Kingfisher. After a few hours of patiently waiting for the King to take up residence on a favoured perch, I managed to succeed in my quest. Rounding […]

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Dec 102018
 
A Swallow Lost Its Way

A first winter Red-rumped Swallow was found hawking over the East Bank at Cley Marshes in Norfolk, on 6th December. An extremely late date for this species, but occasionally young birds do make late appearances. We watched the bird from around 08:50 till around 09:15 when a clear and sunny weather front moved in and […]

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