Monthly Archives: September 2016

Rainham Marshes – 26 Sep 2016

Another day and another new reserve: this time it was the RSPB’s reserve at Rainham Marshes in Essex. I only had only about an hour to spare in the Essex area today, but was glad to have the opportunity to visit … Continue reading

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Old Moor – 18 Sep 2016

Today was my 80th visit to Old Moor. It was a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon. The reserve was quite busy and there were several families with eager children trying their hand at pond-dipping as I walked along Green Lane in … Continue reading

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Adwick Washlands – 13 Sep 2016

On what turned-out to be the hottest day of the year (yes, in mid-September!) I paid a short visit to Adwick Washlands today I subscribe to Birdguides which is an online service for alerting birders to rare bird-sightings nationwide. I … Continue reading

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Skua & Shearwater Cruise – Bridlington – 10 Sep 2016

177 – Arctic Skua Another new birding adventure for Helen and me today – The RSPB Skua and Shearwater Birding Cruise on the Yorkshire Belle from Bridlington Harbour. The cruise runs in September each year to coincide with the Autumn … Continue reading

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Blacktoft Sands – 08 Sep 2016

I visited Blacktoft today for the first time in ages! I got there about 11am and the sky was clear and fairly bright. There was a slight breeze but nothing to prevent the birds from flying. I realised some time … Continue reading

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Old Moor – 06 Sep 2016

It was coming up to two months since my last visit to Old Moor, so I thought I’d best go there today to see if it was still there! It was a warm day for September, but a bit muggy … Continue reading

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Loch Garten – 01 Sep 2016

176 – Crested Tit At long, long last I got to visit Loch Garten yesterday. Like the Loch of the Lowes, Scotland’s other Osprey centre, it’s a place I’ve wanted to visit since ever I can remember. Since we were … Continue reading

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