Category: Another Bird Blog

Miss And Hit

Time’s running out to catch the Linnets at Cockerham where the latest food drops show 35 to 45 birds max and where finding a break in the weather for a ringing session becomes a precise art. Very soon the Linnets will be winging their way North to Scot…

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One Fine Day

Hi Folks.I’m Linking this post to Rain’s Thursday Art Date and her theme this week of “Comedies”. Rain’s Thursday Art Date. Knowing how twitchers are ultra determined and always up for a laugh a story in “The Sun” of 16 February 2020 gave me a sm…

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A Hard Luck Story

Andy and I had no luck with catching Linnets today. A couple of times we had two and three Linnets in the catching zone but being greedy guys we chose not to release the net but to wait for a bigger catch of five or six or more. This proved a mistake, …

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Glass Half Full

Trying to stay positive is the key. When all around is doom and gloom my glass is half full. Spring is not far away. The sun will shine, rain will stop and birds shall sing. Despite the virus, birds will arrive from Africa, my pliers well oiled an…

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Banned And Baffled

Being banned from bird ringing other than in one’s own garden is frustrating and annoying. More so when the authorities continue to allow both shooting and fishing to take place in the countryside. We are hopeful that we may be able to recommence our v…

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Another Archive

Apologies folks. It’s another post from the locked-in archives. This one from and 9 May 2019. I’m linking this post to Rain Frances my pal in Canada for her Thursday Art Day – Rain Frances.As my artistic ability is zero I digitised a few of the or…

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Doom, Gloom And BS

I’m still in lockdown as are many others around the world. Stay positive folks. There is a way out once the politicians and the experts toss a coin. In the meantime for birders needing a fix there’s peripatetic Internet birding.  Peripatetic …

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27 January 2013

No it’s not a mistake. We are headed back to January 2013 and a holiday in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. With the whole of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Island under strict lockdown, there’s nowhere to go except a shopping trip or a del…

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Rain Day

With the UK under severe lockdown there is no bird ringing allowed unless in one’s own garden.  With vehicle travel limited to “essential” and “local journeys” only, it’s unlikely I will be able to do much birding or even to get out with a camera….

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