Monthly Archives: May 2016

Fowlsheugh – 29 May 2016

172 – Tree Pipit Well, following on from my last post, it was Fowlsheugh that I visited next during my current Scottish holiday. It was a glorious sunny day when I left Forfar to drive the forty or so miles … Continue reading

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Loch of Kinnordy – 28 May 2016

I’m up in Scotland at the moment, visiting my mum in Forfar. When I’m up here I always try to fit in some Birding at the local RSPB reserves. It was a lovely afternoon today so I decided to visit … Continue reading

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Old Moor – 24 May 2016

I was at Old Moor again today, just a quick visit on this occasion. As I had spent all my time at the Bittern Hide two days ago, (when I finally saw a Bittern for the first time), I decided … Continue reading

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Old Moor – 22 May 2016

171 – Bittern Yabadabadoo! Today, my 75th visit to Old Moor, was finally ‘Bittern Day!’ At long, long last the elusive Bittern is my ‘bogie bird’ no more! Helen and I had been having our usual Sunday – lie-in before … Continue reading

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North Cave & Blacktoft Sands – 20 May 2016

Today I visited two of my favourite nature reserves: North Cave, a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve, and Blacktoft Sands which is run by the RSPB. Weather-wise it was a fairly reasonable day for the time of year; warm, but a bit cloudy … Continue reading

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Frampton Marsh – 12 May 2016

Another beautiful Spring day saw me visiting Frampton Marsh once more. I chose to come here today because the weather forecast for the Boston area was very favourable (if a bit breezy), but also because of the recent sightings which … Continue reading

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Old Moor – 09 May 2016

‘Old Moor never disappoints!’ I said that to Andrew Leggett in the Visitor’s Centre at Old Moor as I was leaving today. I had just come from Wader Scrape Hide where I’d been photographing a beautiful Grey Plover, resplendent in … Continue reading

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Adwick Washlands – 08 May 2016

I paid a very quick visit to Adwick Washlands today. It was very hot (28 degrees!) but it was nice to hear lots of birds singing in the trees. The most interesting thing I saw today was some Lapwing chicks … Continue reading

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Blacktoft Sands – 05 May 2016

On a fabulous and sunny day I knew I had to get out somewhere. It is always difficult to choose where to go when there are so many brilliant reserves within an hour’s drive of home. In the end I decided … Continue reading

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Welney Wetlands Centre – 02 May 2016

Day 5 of our five-day ‘Birding Adventure’ took Helen and me to Welney Wetlands Centre which is operated by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). We’ve been very lucky with the weather over the last few days, and whilst it … Continue reading

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