Category: Fleetwood Birder

Sunrise and Sunset

I am not a photographer by any shape of the imagination, I am more of a ‘point and shoot’ merchant, and as such I carry a bridge camera when out in the great outdoors, as an addition only to my notebook to record what I observe. I tend to be out early …

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Kerrera Tea Garden

I love real ale and I love pubs, but over the years Gail has introduced me to the delights of tea rooms, and in this case a tea garden. I’m not going to abandon real ale and pubs, for coffee and croissants, but if we are out and about watching wildlife…

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Bridge Over The Atlantic

I don’t know what’s come over me, two posts in two days, I’m back on track…sort of! One of my favourite counties is Argyll, in fact as you know, I love the west of Scotland full stop! For a few years running we had our annual holiday in the Oban area…

Survey Escape

I am one of those people that can’t work from home, because the majority of my working time is spent carrying out Ecological surveys, and in the main bird surveys. In addition to this, any survey work that I do for planned development has been classed …

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Lockdown Garden Bird List

It’s about a week since I had a garden mega, in the form of a Wheatear, and I mentioned the lockdown garden birding competition I was taking part in run by Steve at North Downs & beyond. What I didn’t tell you was how many bird species I have recor…

Catching Up

I’m catching up for two reasons; the first is catching up my blog, and the second is catching up with some summer migrants at last!Yesterday morning I visited the farm fields on the coast close to home, and I had a walk under 1 okta hazy cloud, with a …

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Garden Mega

I don’t keep lists of birds that I have seen, and I am not criticising those that do, but I have no idea what my life list is, how many birds I have seen in the UK, or even year lists. However, I do keep a garden list for birds and moths. Why just m…

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Islandshire

I love islands, particularly Scottish ones, but I find that all islands have a magic quality to them, and none more so than the Farne Islands or Lindisfarne in Northumberland. And Northumberland is a beautiful county, so that adds to the magic.One of m…

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