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Mud, mud glorious mud. Sunday 15th January


The possibility of going out birding this Sunday looked very slim with rain forecast for most of the day and with illness etc, we decided to give it a miss. 366 more words


Eastern Black Redstart, Skinningrove

At the weekend we headed to Skinningrove, a small village in North Yorkshire. A rare Eastern Black Redstart had been spotted on the beach there and of course we had to see it. 149 more words


Stanger and Umhlanga 

While staying in Umhlanga over Christmas I managed to drag my Dad up to Stanger to visit the Sappi Mill Bird Hide for the second time this year. 1,346 more words


St Lucia - iSimangaliso Wetland Park 

We arrived in St Lucia on a rather overcast, drizzly afternoon so Iwas holding thumbs that this wouldn’t be the norm for the weekend.

After checking into our accommodation and having some lunch we headed out in search of the St Lucia birds, My folks would probably have preferred to just relax for a bit longer after a very long, busy road and slow drive down from Johannesburg. 2,576 more words


Blue Rock Thrush, Stow-on-the-Wold

After good views of a dusky thrush and black-throated thrush over the Christmas period in 2016, when we heard the news that a blue rock thrush had been spotted in a small garden in Stow-on-the-Wold, we decided we had to make the three hour journey to continue our list of rare thrushes in the UK. 71 more words


Blue Rock Thrush, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire. 28/12/2016

When people tell you about an “unusual” bird that they have seen near where they live, what do you do? Get a description from them and then show them some pictures or better still go and have a look at it. 369 more words

Bird Watching

My Christmas Bird Count

I didn’t see the bird pictured, but often a look in the backyard will reveal one of these birds. It’s a New Holland Honeyeater.

After my mother left us today, I took a couple of the dogs outside and sat on the sofa on our back veranda to look at birds. 250 more words