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Wheat the Parents

During the year in which I tried to see as many birds as I could in the 365 days that 2014 threw at me, I came within a few minutes of seeing a Desert Wheatear on a spur of the … Continue reading

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Crane’s World

The cows at work always seem to look at me like I’m a bit odd. I don’t know if they look at everyone that way, or just save it for when I’m around. I should probably explain… For the past … Continue reading

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Beverly Hills Scaup

Note: This entry was written last year, but for some reason I misplaced it / my dog ate it / I left it in my other trousers / I lent it to a friend and they’ve only just returned it. … Continue reading

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Cirley Valentine

I can’t quite remember how I came across it, but from somewhere, at some point, I picked up a book that itinerizes a whole year’s worth of nature-based things to do at weekends. As someone who is notoriously bad at … Continue reading

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Warbler of the Worlds

As you have all (the two of you who read this blog – hello Mum and Dad!) probably noticed, I spend a lot of time outdoors. Most of this time is spent staring at wildlife through a pair of binoculars. … Continue reading

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Glauc and Mindy

Well, it’s been a while…  I hope you’ve all been keeping out of trouble. Sadly, I have to start this entry with a report of the passing away of my beloved Sat-Nav.  For the past couple of years its presence … Continue reading

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Ploverview

I originally wrote this entry back in March as a summing-up of my bird-spotting endeavours back in 2014 – but promptly forgot about it.  I have now rediscovered it, so have decided to share it…  I guess it’s a bit … Continue reading

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Serenpipity

Well, I had got to the final day of the year and I was still giving this challenge a go.  Knowing me as I do, this was surprising.  For the past 364 days I had been rummaging through hedgerows, scouring … Continue reading

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Crane Man

After drawing a major blank, I was left with the inconceivable task of spotting six new species in the remaining two days of the year to get to two-hundred.  Three a day?  Not a chance.  If I’m honest, I was … Continue reading

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Twite of the Navigator

Well, my Intermediate Year of bird-spotting has come to an end and, in some ways, I am glad, as it has been both physically and mentally tiring. Way back in January, when I set out to see as many species … Continue reading

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