Tag Archives: birds

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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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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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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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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Lord of the Ring Bills

In the past, I have always found it a bit tricky (i.e. near-impossible) to decide what to do with myself if I happen to have any spare time.  However, this year – the year of the bird stalk – it … Continue reading

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The Empire Shrikes Back

Having already seen two new species, I figured it was worth trying to find the reported Great Grey Shrike at Chilham on the way home from a double-Bunting day in North Kent.  Giving it a go only meant a small … Continue reading

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Good Will Bunting

When I started this bird-spotting challenge back in January, I really didn’t know what to expect.  I hadn’t really done much bird-watching in the past, so decided to pluck a random number of one-hundred and fifty as my target for … Continue reading

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