Another Year

Bug Woman – Adventures in London Fledgling starling Dear Readers , it seems impossible that I was writing about the new cohort of fledgling starlings a whole year ago, but here we are again. A couple of weekends ago we were woken at stupid o’clock by the insistent, wheezy calls of young starlings, fresh out of the nest and eager to be fed. The sky … Continue reading Another Year

The Nimble Musicians of the Air (Isaak Walton)

Bug Woman – Adventures in London Bird Therapy by Joe Harkness Dear Readers, I am currently reading Joe Harkness’s ‘Bird Therapy’, which describes how the author found birdwatching to be a solace following a breakdown. I am finding it inspirational, because it not only tells the author’s story (which is fascinating), but is also full of lots of practical advice. Harkness has structured the book … Continue reading The Nimble Musicians of the Air (Isaak Walton)

What binocular brand(s) do you use?

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Leica Noctivid 10×42 For a forthcoming project on binoculars, I have been running a single question survey aiming to see what binocular brands are birdwatchers and wildlife lovers are using. The results will be used for the projects and will widely be published online. Your input and sharing this post would be greatly appreciated. Take Our Poll Continue reading What binocular brand(s) do you use?

Flitting flutters: a landfall of Yellow-browed Warblers

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Many of my birding friends have been saying the very same phrase: “Spurn never disappoints!” Following my second ever visit to Spurn, I cannot agree more with this. The unique coastal habitat complex with a stunning geographic feature makes the Spurn National Nature Reserve one of the most exciting migration watching destinations Western Palearctic. Together with the tidal zone of… Continue reading Flitting flutters: a landfall of Yellow-browed Warblers

The Red-eyed Vireo dip

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Just after I left Spurn two weeks ago, another incredible American rarity turned up in the nearby Easington village on 12 October. It was one of the multiple Red-eyed Vireos in Great Britain this autumn. The Sporn Red-eyed Vireo was well seen by many birders while stayed in Easington. This photo was kindly offered by Brian Martin. All rights reserved… Continue reading The Red-eyed Vireo dip

New Year, New Paragraph… Old Traditions

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So we kicked off a new year and a new decade with the traditional ‘First Day of the Year Birding‘ with mixed emotions and a little bit of confusion. What this new decade will bring, we will only know in 10 years time? Anyway, birding never disappoints in distracting my disturbed mind and giving it a little peace. It always… Continue reading New Year, New Paragraph… Old Traditions

A last-minute lifer of 2019

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After a ridiculous realisation that the recently discovered Black-throated Thrush at the Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire would be a life bird, I finally had a chance to have a ‘family’ day out. The bird has been seen daily since it was first photographed on 11 December, but I only checked my life list a few days ago and got immediately excited to… Continue reading A last-minute lifer of 2019