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This weekend is the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, and as always millions of us will be getting up, filling the feeders, and counting the birds. Advertisements
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.
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.
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
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.
Since I had more decent photos than fitted into yesterday’s blogpost, here are a few more favourites from Bempton:
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
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
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