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Tresco birds and squirrels

A great day’s birding on Tresco

A Black-winged Stilt

Two birds on thenGreat Pool – the first since 2006 (I think)

A Blue-headed wagtail

An Eastern race of the Yellow Wagtail… 31 more words

Isles Of Scilly

Idle Valley... Northern Sector

15th February, 2017

So it was decided to return to the Idle Valley for a spot more bird watching, as we’d previously only covered the southern half which found us heading north from the visitor centre, along the River Idles course, as far as the village of Tiln. 692 more words



The bird called shelduck in UK is more accurately called the common shelduck, and occasionally males may be called sheldrakes. We see them in their hundreds during winter visits to… 144 more words

Natural World


Seen on a recent visit to WWT Martin Mere, the pintail is a winter visitor in most parts of the UK. The pointed tail makes recognition easy, even for me. 97 more words

Natural World


On Sunday I had the chance of watching some Shelduck displaying and chasing. Shelducks are truly spectacular ducks, large, with very striking plumage and bold behaviour. 117 more words


A visit to Titchwell in Norfolk

Despite a rather ominous forecast (more fog) we nevertheless headed off to North Norfolk yesterday. As it turned out there was no fog to be found on the two hour drive from Northamptonshire or on the Norfolk coast. 324 more words