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I’ve been busy writing and travelling over the last few months and more active on my other blog www.olivespastavino.com  so haven’t managed to do a ‘storypod’ for ages but a couple of weeks ago one of the prompts for the story writing competition… 85 more words

Flash Fiction

The rarest bird I ever saw

(An extract from my old birdwatching diary “Crippling Views”)

Tuesday, September 20, 1988

Another bit of excitement, this time at Pitsford in Northamptonshire, where there is a Sociable Plover, first discovered apparently by a teenage birdwatcher, late on Sunday evening, flying around with a flock of Lapwings. 1,108 more words

Wildlife And Nature

Crag Martin around the spire. 9/11/2015

When you “dip” a bird you feel bad, when you “dip” the same bird twice in the same week you become a little bit damaged towards that species! 343 more words

Bird Watching

Everyone loves a Robin.....

This little guy will be making a few appearances on my blog over the next few days but can you blame me … oh soooo cute!! 19 more words


First spotting to share with you... the Redshank or is it?

Sat on the shoreline in the back drop of the magnificent Duke of Lancaster I spotted these wonderful birds. Now I won’t admit at first they did throw me somewhat, on the camera I had them down as a snipe or a curlew. 295 more words


A Hoopoe at Stoke

Saturday, November 12, 1988

(An extract from my old birdwatching diary “Crippling Views”)

This time it’s a quick half day trip to Parkhall Country Park… 331 more words

Wildlife And Nature

An afternoon at Burton Mere wetlands. 31/10/2015

I had been keeping my eyes on the birds that have been occurring at Burton Mere Reserve, Wirral throughout the week. It`s only a good hour from Rochdale and with having no football to go to (Dale@ Southend) decided that a trip was needed. 372 more words

Bird Watching