Before I start, I normally try to make these posts quite funny (the success of which is debatable), but I need to be serious for just the next two paragraphs. I just want to say that I cannot thank enough everyone involved with this event- from Ieuan & Paul, to everyone who attended, I think … More My Best Birding Experience Ever!!
Having just recovered from a long & torturous away cricket match the previous day, I made another trip to an old favourite, Cley Marshes. Straight off the bat (excuse the pun), a Bullfinch flew over the visitor centre carpark. Having recorded it on the board, I stepped out onto the path walking towards the hides. … More 22nd May- Pat’s Pool to Walsey Hills (and Back)
I have just returned from a school-run Geography trip to East London, examining urbanisation & regeneration in the area, particularly focusing on Stratford, Canary Wharf & Woolwich. Whilst I was there, I managed to squeeze in some birding. Although London isn’t a particularly birdy area, I accumulated a fair species total. Having made an early … More Combatting the ‘Urban Misconception’
Friday the 13th. It haunts everyone’s mind at some stage, and the desolate Pat’s Pool at Cley this evening was so much so in the fading evening Norfolk light. 7:05pm- I’m walking down to Teal & Daukes Hides. Two Mallards over. A Pheasant flushed from a nearby field. And then, the bugle-player arrived in the … More 13th May- Cley Trip- Pat’s Pool
This is the first of my more regular Birding Trips Series, and today I made a return to Cley Marshes NWT for another wader stint (no pun intended) in the hides. I arrived at roughly 11:30am, kitted out for a session on Pat’s Pool. Walking down towards Teal Hide, the sounds of Sedge Warblers & … More 8th May 2016- Cley Trip- Pat’s Pool to Eye Field
This is the first post in my ‘Twitcher Diaries’ series, and to start I thought I’d go local & go to Cley. This bird isn’t even a lifer (I saw one at Cley almost four years ago), and, since the only lifer I could get was in the Broads, I figured I’d go for this … More The Twitcher Diaries: Black-winged Stilt
This is the excerpt for your very first post. … More A Very Warm Welcome!