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Birds and cricket

I’m a big cricket fan, enjoy watching it, and used to enjoy playing too. Watching the Sri Lanka – England test this morning, I was reminded how you can combine this with some incidental bird watching.

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North Cave Wetlands, February 2018

Unlike the previous week’s trip to Spurn, my meeting at North Cave allowed me to build in a lunch break in which I strolled the site and grabbed a few photos.

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The Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 – Results – Starlings dethroned!

The Big Garden Birdwatch is done for another the year, the fourth in this house, and after three years of dominance the starlings have surrendered the top spot. But what took their place?

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Big Garden Birdwatch – 2016 results – A bumper bird bonanza!

Before we start with the results, a couple of important confessions. Firstly, most of the photos you will see here were not taken during the actual birdwatch. As you may know, I had planned on using a remote camera trained … Continue reading

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So you want to be a birdwatcher… Part 4 A few final thoughts

So to close this little series, a few final thoughts: You may see people in hides with massive cameras, telescopes, tripods, and binoculars that look like they could be mounted on a tank. Do not feel inadequate. You are not … Continue reading

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So you want to be a birdwatcher… Part 3 Heading Out

So you have your ‘bins’ and your pocket guide. You have practiced in the garden and in the park. What next? Well, next is your first proper birding walk. Pick somewhere local, ideally a route that allows you to take … Continue reading

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So you want to be a birdwatcher… Part 2 Equipment

So, what do I need to be a birdwatcher? Technically, nothing. You can watch birds in a garden or a park with absolutely no special equipment. You go somewhere, you pay attention, you look, you listen, you learn. You need … Continue reading

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So you want to be a birdwatcher… Part 1

Every now and again people ask about getting into birdwatching, what they need, how they learn the birds. So this week I’m going to make a couple of posts that constitute my personal ‘guide’ to getting started. The advice is based on … Continue reading

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