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Cosmic Mind Blowing Accentor.
2016-10-11 11:58
When the RBA mega alert went off a few days ago I was busy up to my elbows in concrete so I didn't pay it more than a passing glance - 'Alpine Accentor, Shetland...'  At least thats wha… Read More
Linnet Moult
2016-09-23 08:11
We caught an adult Linnet on Hilbre recently just completing its main post-breeding moult. From the photo below you can see that nearly all the primaries are new, although some are still gro… Read More
Big Changes Ahead.
2016-09-20 09:24
After nearly 18 years living in our current house and  30 years of living within walking distance of the four houses we've had since we got married we have decided to move house! Not a… Read More
WeBs Day  - Hilbre
2016-09-20 09:23
It was a beautiful sunny Septembers day on Hilbre last Sunday and it coincided with the regular WeBs count - not that I was expecting to undertake this wearing shorts! Wader numbers were go… Read More
2016-09-08 08:33
Expectations had been high that the recent westerly winds might bring some Yankee vagrants to our shores. I can attest to the strong winds as our Florida flight arrived in Manchester 2 hours… Read More
Butterflies & Frogs.
2016-08-15 08:07
Not amphibians but orchids. Mark met me at my office and we drove the short journey up to a site in N Wales where Frog Orchids had been flowering. I said had been as by the time we made the… Read More
Blustery Day On Hilbre.
2016-08-09 08:55
Sunday was dry but pretty blowy with a force 5-6 whipping up the sand and stinging the legs on Hilbre. Perhaps shorts weren't such a good idea! The idea was to go over and do some essential… Read More
Purple Reign. The Prince Of Rails.
2016-08-03 10:51
News broke over the weekend of a potential 1st for Britain being found at one of my old Suffolk stomping grounds - Minsmere! A Western Swamphen or Purple Swamphen aka Purple Galinue! The Wes… Read More
Broad-leaved Helliborine
2016-07-31 15:58
Jan & I have just had a relaxing week in Majorca celebrating her mum's 80th with the rest of the family. Although I didn't do much birding, as usual, I took my binoculars with me and man… Read More

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