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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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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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Lady Whinchatterley’s Lover

In spite of the autumn migration bringing all manner of new birds to the country (as detailed in mind-numbing depth last time), September has, so far, been the worst month for new sightings since records began way back in January 2014. … Continue reading

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The Reskuas

Well, I guess it had to happen at some point…  Today marked the final stage of my descent from casual observer of birds to full-on crazed twitcher. For the past week or so, I had been aware of the presence … Continue reading

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Gannet of the Apes

Rather surprisingly, I have found myself in the position of only being two bird sightings away from my start-of-year target of one-hundred and fifty.  When I started this challenge on January 1st, I honestly thought that I’d really struggle to … Continue reading

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