Tag Archives: 2014

Battle of Bittern

You’ll probably be pleased to know that this entry marks the final part of my East Anglia trip travelogue.  If you’ve been following proceedings closely, you will be well aware that this little getaway has involved me hurling abuse at … Continue reading

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Scaup’s Bride

Subtitled: Oystercatcher in the Rye Sub-subtitled: A Room With a Smew Could this be the week that I finally got to one-hundred birds for the year? A trip to Dungeness was this weekend’s bird-centric activity.  I know two things about … Continue reading

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Romancing the Turnstone

At the dawn of time, when names were carefully being picked for the flora and fauna of the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve thought they would benefit future generations of nature spotters by giving birds names that reflected their … Continue reading

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Parakeet the Parents

My low-scoring run has continued to continue…  Since last week’s desperate attempts to add to my 2014 bird sightings lists by appealing for help with pictures of unidentified gulls, I have pretty much drawn a blank.  Gone are the days … Continue reading

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Birdman of Alka-Seltzer

Happy New Year and bleugh! I provisionally had a plan to wake up nice and early and get the bird scoreboard (Dare I call it a ‘Scorebird?) ticking over, but this didn’t happen…  My head hurt, my guts ached and … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Bird Kind

2014 will be the Chinese Year of the Horse, the Year of the Brain in Europe and the Year of Homecoming in Scotland.  For me, however, 2014 will be the Year of Birds. If I’m honest, 2013 was a bit … Continue reading

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