Nov 102018
Pied Wheatear Portfolio

A 1st winter male Pied Wheatear was found along the sea wall at Meols, on the Wirral on 4th November but news didn’t get out until 6th. The bird was very obliging giving stunning views and seemingly oblivious to close human presence. I managed to get to see the bird on the 9th November, which […]

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Nov 052018
Pink Punks arrive

Sunday 4th November and another day spent in North Norfolk. A second winter drake King Eider, although showing distantly, was favouring the sea off the lifeboat station at Sheringham and the probable Stejneger’s Stonechat was still being faithful to it’s favoured field at Salthouse. Both birds giving good scope views, but not so good for […]

 Posted by at 12:55 pm
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 […]

 Posted by at 10:17 pm
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