Author Archives: Alan Gordon

About Alan Gordon

I am a retired teacher and former RAF Musician. I live near Sheffield and enjoy taking photographs of wild birds throughout the UK.

Fairburn Ings – 20 Jun 2019

After an absence of over four years, I decided that a trip to the RSPB’s Fairburn Ings reserve in West Yorkshire was long overdue. I left home in beautiful sunshine, but arrived at Fairburn about an hour later during a … Continue reading

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Bempton Cliffs – 06 Jun 2019

My first visit to Bempton Cliffs of 2019 saw me arriving on a sunny morning. Lots of small birds were chirping from their perches in the trees surrounding the car park and I was eager to get down to the … Continue reading

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Blacktoft Sands – 22 May 2019

Today saw my first visit to Blacktoft Sands in about six months. I’ve been keen to pay a return visit here for ages as it’s one of my favourite reserves and has provided me with lots of great bird sightings … Continue reading

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Old Moor – 15 May 2019

Only four days since my previous visit, and I was back at Old Moor again today. It was a beautiful sunny day in the Dearne Valley when I arrived late morning, and quite a contrast from four days ago when … Continue reading

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Old Moor – 11 May 2019

Helen and I paid a visit to Old Moor today. A number of good Bittern sightings have been made there recently, as their breeding season gets underway again, and we thought we’d have a go at spotting one. The weather … Continue reading

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Rutland Water – 28 Apr 2019

On a somewhat chilly and breezy day, Helen and I concluded our Birding Weekend by visiting Rutland Water today. I didn’t discover until sometime later that it was exactly three years to the day since our last visit here.  Rutland … Continue reading

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Titchwell Marsh – 26 Apr 2019

For my 61st birthday, Helen and I decided to pay another visit to what is probably our favourite of all the RSPB reserves we commonly visit – Titchwell Marsh on the North Norfolk coast. This is an amazing reserve that … Continue reading

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Frampton Marsh – 25 Apr 2019

It was a lovely, clear (and sunny!) afternoon when I arrived at Frampton Marsh today. I hadn’t been to Frampton for ages and was very glad to finally make a return visit. I set off from the car park and … Continue reading

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Old Moor – 11 Feb 2019

It was Old Moor again today on a mild, still and fairly sunny February afternoon. I had looked at the Recent Sightings Blog and noted that a couple of Brambling in the Tree Sparrow Farm and a Green Woodpecker on … Continue reading

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Middleton Lakes – 06 Feb 2019

I paid a fourth visit to the RSPB’s Middleton Lakes reserve near Tamworth today. It was a slightly dull day, but quite mild for the time of year, being about 9-10ºc. It was much warmer than it had been over … Continue reading

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