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Serenity, storms and seasonal celebrations: why winter on Rathlin is super cool

It was already spring when we arrived on the island last year, so we’ve just experienced our first Rathlin winter. Out at the west (or the thick end as it’s traditionally known) we’ve had the place pretty much to ourselves and it’s been a wonderfully interesting contrast to the busy visitor season. 1,776 more words

Ageing process of the Stanwick Pink-footed Goose

Since it was first discovered, the Pink-footed Goose, which has been present with the resident Greylag flock at Stanwick Gravel Pits throughout the winter, has undergone a considerable change in appearance. 179 more words


The Tufted Duck

I thought I would start my first blog post based on a place very close to my heart, and that’s Swanpool nature reserve located in Falmouth, Cornwall. 194 more words

Caerlaverock birdwatching

If you’re a birdwatcher visiting Scotland in winter, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Caerlaverock is a must-see place.  The views (below) across the marshes and Solway Firth towards the English Lake District (above) are spectacular, especially when thousands of geese, ducks and shorebirds are moved around by the incoming tide. 314 more words


It's a genuine problem, you won't try to work it out at all, you just pass it by

The title is meant to be irony. Or is it a conundrum? It’s not a metaphor I don’t think.  So the lyric comes from “Substitute” by The Who, and this is indeed a substitute post for the time when I get breathtaking shot of a kingfisher.  264 more words


Llanelli wildfowl in January

I didn’t have many days off over Christmas and New Year and the weather was mostly wet and windy, but we did manage to visit the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust’s… 556 more words

The duck from das Dunas de São Jacinto

I believe in coincidences.

I visited das Dunas de São Jacinto on January 1st – 3rd 1989.  This morning, January 3rd 2018, we received an email about a bird from that reserve. 405 more words