Tawny Owl

April 15, 2018  •  1 Comment
I finally got round to visiting Russ Telfer's Tawny Owl hide and what an experience it was. I had seen on Russ's website - click here and via his photos on Facebook and the quality of the Owls in particular was a massive draw. Meeting at Russ's place for a coffee and a session to discuss the evenings plans it soon became apparent to me it was goin...
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Still getting Redpolls

April 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Am still not able to get out too far from home due to family issues so today managed an hour or so in total out in the garden mainly photographing the 6 to 8 Lesser Redpoll that are still coming to our feeders. I do have a few vantage points that once I am set up; the birds don't worry too match about me being there, I have a portable one man chai...
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1st Blackcap of year.

March 25, 2018  •  2 Comments
Due to my Mam recently falling and breaking her hip I have not be able to venture too far from home in case I was needed to help her. Today was a chance on a lovely spring morning to go for a couple of hours walking from home around QE2 park towards the town centre. As I entered the lane at the end of my street the dulcet tones of Blackcap echoed...
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Spotted Sandpiper lifer!

February 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Bit of free time this weekend allowed me to nip into Holme Pierrepoint white water course outside of Nottingham to see if the Spotted Sandpiper could be caught this time as last time I called in to see the little bird I dipped out and fit in an hours local birding too! As soon as I was at the end of the course I heard the call of a Sandpiper, 2 bir...
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Local Park Mandarins

February 11, 2018  •  3 Comments
A tweet came in with me tagged into it from a good friend and top local birder Dave Roberts about a pair of Mandarin Ducks he had come across in a local park where the River Witham meanders gently through it while walking his dog. I tweeted back 'see you in 10' and off I walked round to the park. Dave was making his way back to meet me and as I cr...
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