Author: Phil Slade

The Old Ones (AreThe Best)

There’s little chance of birding or ringing until next week as an Atlantic storm winds its way towards us for the weekend. Friday looked a possibility but Sue and I have to go for our flu jabs at precisely 1012 on Friday morning. Instead and for …

That Friday Feeling

After Thursday morning’s monster movement of thrushes Another Bird Blog, I wondered if Friday might see similar, even though experience says that rarely does lightning strike twice. I arranged to meet Andy at Oakenclough at 0630 where the plantati…

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The Times They Are A Changin’

Here I am showing my age in quoting Bob Dylan from 1963. I’m off the road for a few days but Thursday and Friday are look hopeful for my first ringing since arriving back from Greece. Meanwhile, here’s a topic tackled previously on Another Bird B…

Bits And Pieces

Here in Lancashire and since we returned back from Greece there’s been little but rain. I think the Greek gods have been telling us to return to Skiathos as soon as possible. We obeyed by booking our flights for 2021, hoping for a holiday in better c…

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Review – Britain’s Habitats

When I arrived back from Greece a parcel awaited me – a book. Unfortunately the parcel got a little wet from White Van Man’s hiding place under a garden bench where it lay for five or six days. Therefore apologies if my images of pages appear water da…

French Letter

Here on Another Bird Blog we have featured the long running saga of the Turtle Dove and France on a number of occasions.  Recently we also highlighted the issue of birdlime (or “glue”) hunting in France. Now it seems that France has at last d…

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