My contribution to the Global Shorebird Counting in Norfolk

SzimiStyle Birding

Norfolk has always been a rewarding region in the United Kingdom for finding waders for the Global Shorebird Counting Program. Following an exceptional experience with thousands of them at the Snettisham, I headed east to the Hunstanton Cliffs which area is good for waders at low tide. As expected, there were quite a few Eurasian Oystercatcher but other waders such as Eurasian Curlew, Ruddy Turnstone, Common Redshank and Common Greenshank were recorded as well. As the coffee shop was closed at the cliffs, I soon drove to the Titchwell RSPB Reserve for some much-needed cappuccino.

Hunstanton Cliffs eBird checklist:

Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus) 6
Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus ostralegus) 127
Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) 2
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 18
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) 3
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) 22
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) 63
Mew Gull…

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My contribution to the Global Shorebird Counting in Norfolk

SzimiStyle Birding

Norfolk has always been a rewarding region in the United Kingdom for finding waders for the Global Shorebird Counting Program. Following an exceptional experience with thousands of them at the Snettisham, I headed east to the Hunstanton Cliffs which area is good for waders at low tide. As expected, there were quite a few Eurasian Oystercatcher but other waders such as Eurasian Curlew, Ruddy Turnstone, Common Redshank and Common Greenshank were recorded as well. As the coffee shop was closed at the cliffs, I soon drove to the Titchwell RSPB Reserve for some much-needed cappuccino.

Hunstanton Cliffs eBird checklist:

Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus) 6
Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus ostralegus) 127
Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) 2
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 18
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) 3
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) 22
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) 63
Mew Gull…

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Lowering a branch on an historical bonsai

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

Man I’m getting around a lot here recently. I’m literally living a “Have bonsai, will travel ” lifestyle on the blog.

Today, as I work on a Brazilian Raintree (which you’ll see in the next post or so), I’m at Agresta Gardens, in the studio, assisting Ben (read that, taking pics and nodding my head in support when he waxes poetically about certain bonsai trials and tribulations) in the lowering of a big branch on one of Ed Trout’s signature ficus salicaria. Ben purchased it from Ed about a year ago and has been maintaining it since.You can see my little stick of a Brazilian (which has good movement, in its defense) in the foreground.

Ben had spoken with Ed about lowering the branch, and Ed agreed with the idea. Ben is doing a slight defoliation, just to see the branching better.

That thick branch in the center of…

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Customer from the past cheers old artist up.

Michael Coopers Studio

Meare rdReceived this  most cheering email this week from  Nichaolas Earley a voice from the past when I was first selling my work in my first studio up forty odd steps of the stairs at Crispin Hall in Street

I came across this lovely watercolour of yours during a recent house move and wondered if you remember it ?
The painting has been in storage for the past 34 years and sadly has never been framed. It has suffered a little in storage but the colours still appear bright and vibrant.
I purchased it in September 1984 with part of my Student grant for the princely sumof £32.00. 
Your workshop at the time was on the top floor of Crispin Hall in Street and I seem to recall that you had not long been there at the time of my purchase.  In later years I always made a point of…

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Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

Michael Coopers Studio

Crab appleI have just seen how long it is since I updated my own blog, I’ve been busy doing the Somerset Crafts Facebook and the Taunton and Somerset Bonsai Club website as well as a few health issues,at they say, to deal with. Now at last I have a little while to record the progress of some of my own trees, mainly for my own records but if anyone else likes to look at them you are very welcome.

The root over rock Cotoneaster which originally came from Morrisons plant shelves for a

Cotoneaster root over rockfew pounds in 2015 and shows what can be acheived for a modest outlay. My group planting of Golden Dream Acers from the same source has lost a couple of trees in the last

Acer group 1

couple of years but by taking care to protect it from the strong sun I have at least managed to preserve a quite decent…

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Inspiring Company

Bonsai Eejit

My weekend with the Bonsai Society of Western Australia is complete and I’ve had today to reflect.

I aimed to help inspire the spread of bonsai into the southern end of Western Australia, and on reflection I think they helped inspire me in return.

Such a great group of people made up of not only members of BSWA and Bonsai Workshop, but some new faces from the local area. It looks like WA could soon see a new club emerging.

Day three was my demo followed on by the rest of the workshop.

I have too many people to thank for their assistance over the weekend but Dianne deserves special mention for her sterling efforts in keeping me out of trouble for 3 whole days. I can safely say I have many new friends in the southern hemisphere.

Here’s a few pics from the event.

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