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White-backed Woodpecker?

Whenever I’m alone in the bush, there are several species of birds and animals which always keep me company – the Raven and Lesser Spotted Eagle fly above the trees making their calls (sometimes the eagle flies through the forest and its wing beats send whooshing sounds through the leaves), woodpeckers knock on trees, Jays scream at each other and Red Squirrels jump about playing with their nuts. 113 more words


Spurn Trip 25/9 to 27/9/2015

Our annual trip to the Spurn Point area began at 6am Friday morning as myself and Bob K left Shaw with me driving. The all important weather forecast promised lots of sunshine and little wind, not what we were hoping for! 596 more words

Bird Watching

Gulls are the most puzzling of birds....

An extract from my old birdwatching diary, “Crippling Views”

Friday, September 23rd 1988

Another lunchtime visit to the local nature reserve at Attenborough. Look for the orange arrows: 575 more words


Dip day at Dungeness. 23/9/2015

A possible first for Britain in the shape of an Acadian Flycatcher at Dungeness in Kent had a few pulses racing. Bit too far to go on the day it was found, due to traffic, work etc. 241 more words

Bird Watching

Spurn Area. Sunday 13th September 2015.

All the A team met at 6am in Newhey for another east coast bash, with Bob at the wheel on a nice morning. With Steve K still needing to see the Black Stork in the Sunk Island area, we made it our first stop (it was not to be the last visit either) Still quite a few birders gathered around the usual general area that the stork has been feeding in. 349 more words

Bird Watching


I know the photo is terrible quality but this really was a spur of the moment event and it’s literally only luck that got the bird in the picture. 154 more words


The Wild Horizons Birding Report- September

We have recently had some great sightings of migratory species returning to the Zambezi Region for the summer. We are so lucky to get to see these beautiful birds and we thought the best way to share our luck with you was to compile an album of the birds we have seen this week alone! 45 more words

Victoria Falls