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A Twitch in Time

I’m going to begin my first blog with a statement that on the face of it is true but also, it has to be admitted, a fabrication. 1,947 more words

Road Trip

Travelling North again

Day 2

It was still dark when we awoke at 4am, but a few hours later the sun slowly started to rise and we could see land appearing in the distance – Shetland. 679 more words

University Birdwatch Challenge


the deepening night—

under leaf and stone the ants

twitching as they dream


Twitching Times taster

Since this is my blog I thought I’d shamelessly promote my new birding book, Twitching Times.

It is customary to offer snippets from the book and, to give you some sort of idea what it is all about, here is the account of a bird-filled trip to the Isles of Scilly in October 1985. 1,771 more words

Birding EBooks

Spurn Revisited. Sunday 21st September 2014.

After last weeks 71 species and a hand full of “year ticks” we found ourselves going to Spurn again! The reason, a certain Masked Shrike that had been found on Saturday morning, the third recorded in Britain. 569 more words

Bird Watching

A Whiff of Asberger's With A Touch of Paranoia

 One of the things I have enjoyed about Gill’s current job is that she must do lots of research. It so happens that much of this research is medical — everything from nuclear medicine to Alzheimer’s, to Autism. 856 more words


Odd Morning

The weather has turned much colder, especially today, and that sparked a movement this morning of Canada Geese, a species that had previously been scarce to completely absent. 396 more words

Birds And Wildlife