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RSPB Middleton Lakes

Last week we had a trip to RSPB’s Middleton Lakes reserve near Birmingham. It’s a pleasant place to spend some time, but delivered one genuine surprise that defied the birdbooks. Advertisements

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Monday Bird of the Week No.51 – Coal Tit

A couple of months back I featured a series of Bird of the Week posts dedicated to our most common birds. Missing off that list was today’s featured species, the Coal Tit.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.49 – Avocet

This week’s Bird of the Week is a bird of such style, elegance, and grace that no less than Chris Packham called it ‘the Audrey Hepburn’ of birds. It is also a bird that is literally iconic, given it’s the … Continue reading

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The Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 – Are you ready?

It’s that time of year again when we stare in frustration into our gardens, cursing the absence of birds that were there only five minutes beforehand and will inevitably return five minutes after we finish. The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

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Some more pictures from @Bempton_Cliffs

Since I had more decent photos than fitted into yesterday’s blogpost, here are a few more favourites from Bempton:

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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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Always read the instructions first… preparing for the Big Garden Birdwatch

So this weekend is the Big Garden Birdwatch, and as always I’m waiting to see whether the weather produces a bonanza or a damp squib. I decided to try something different this year, which is to photograph the birds that … Continue reading

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RSPB Loch Leven 17 October 2015

Another belated post this one as a month has disappeared in a flash. A trip to Edinburgh allowed us a day at Loch Leven NNR, including the RSPB site there. The morning walking around the RSPB reserve was hampered by … Continue reading

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RSPB Fairburn Ings 12 September 2015

Yesterday, with a well earned day off work, I decided to take a trip to RSPB Fairburn Ings. This is a reserve just near Castleford, and despite being half-an-hour from York, it’s a site I’ve never got round to visiting … Continue reading

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RSPB Blacktoft Sands – Spotted Crake, Water Rails, and uncommon beauty in common species

I’ve spoken about this before, but I’m just not a twitcher. Chasing numbers for a list doesn’t, to me, feel like you are really watching birds, and hammering a private plane from the Scillies to Shetland to tick off two … Continue reading

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