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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


Last light of 2017 ...

On the Humber Estuary, among one of ten most important estuaries in Europe, it supports 100K wildfowl in the winter months over its 110km length. 7 more words


A winter bird spectacular at Slimbridge

The stars of the winter show in the Stroud area, and also around Gloucestershire, are definitely wildfowl. Whilst we assume that birds head south for warmer climes to avoid the coldest season of our year, as they leave there’s a huge group of birds who come here on their summer holiday. 775 more words


Christmas Day 2017

The forecast for Christmas day was grim. Grey and wet. There might be a short period of dry weather at dawn, but that was it. By Christmas eve that had extended to a couple of hours.  449 more words


My December Webs Survey

Since early 2015 I have been voluntarily undertaking the local monthly wetland bird survey (Webs) for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). This involves counting all of the waterbird species (and some other species) that are using Worth park pond and the Tilgate lakes in my town of Crawley, on a certain date each month. 889 more words