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Blashford Lakes and a quest for an American gull...

Until this week I had been to Blashford Lakes only twice, which is a shame as it’s a lovely reserve. The first time was in late January after my semester 1 exams and I made the mistake of visiting without a scope. 401 more words


The Savi's Warbler problem

Whilst John and I were birding in Suffolk one June, news of a Savi’s Warbler half an hour’s drive from where we were came to our ears, and with such a rare bird so close we decided that we had nothing to lose and headed off to find it. 950 more words


Eastern Crowned Warbler in Cleveland.Friday 31st October 2014.

Whilst visiting the Isles of Scilly in October 2009, a real “mega” bird had turned up at Trow Quarry, South Shields, Tyne & Wear. The bird, an Eastern Crowned Warbler was a first for Britain. 552 more words

Bird Watching

October highlights

It’s been a few weeks since returning from my trip to Shetland, so I’ve spent most of my time doing uni work. Being a second year student means there a lot more work that needs doing, and this time it counts towards my final grade! 441 more words


Vector Illustration: MNS bird race t-shirt

Along with the bird checklist, I was asked by members of the Malaysian Nature Society to come up with an additional design for their t-shirt, which was on sale at the bird race at the Borneo Highlands resort. 97 more words

Vector Illustrations

Making the most of the day

Saturday (20th September) was supposed to be another ringing session, but unfortunately, with the tides not quite high enough, the Sanderling and Ringed Plover decided not to cooperate! 335 more words


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