2018 Top 10- Day 6

Merry Christmas everybody, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas day, whatever you’re doing and wherever you are. I’m going to be very lazy (because it is Christmas Day and I don’t want to spend it writing another blog post!) and just link you through to a mad couple of weeks that I spent during … More 2018 Top 10- Day 6

2018 Top 10- Day 5

Romania- Part 3 Having come off the Delta the previous day and staying another night back at the IBIS Guesthouse, we had a long transit day (7 hours) up to Zarnesti in the Southern Carpathians. Alas, not much birding could be done, and hitting traffic in the foothills and then again at Sinaia and Busteni … More 2018 Top 10- Day 5

2018 Top 10- Day 3

ROMANIA- PART 1- THE LOWLANDS I turned 16 very early on this year, and I was very lucky as my birthday present to receive a trip out to one of Eastern Europe’s premier and top-drawer birding destinations- Romania. Unfortunately the optimum visiting time- May- was taken up by GCSEs, which obviously meant we had to … More 2018 Top 10- Day 3

The 2018 Top 10- Day 1

Instead of doing my conventional ‘year in review’ post as I have done for the last two years, I figured I would split it up into something far less substantial than the monster blog post that would have come out, dealing with everything that had happened that I hadn’t blogged previously- as regular readers will … More The 2018 Top 10- Day 1

A Half Term to Remember

October 2018 was a very hectic month (hence I have re-re-re-resurrected the blog). It’s given me half of my British lifers this year, an impressive feat indeed! Let’s start with an all-nighter… Part 1- Monday- A Swift Dip “Absolute ffing Nora” was the highly blunt yet very apt phrase that accompanied James Lowen’s sensational Tweet … More A Half Term to Remember