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.

Old Moor – 22 Jan 2019

After a lengthy hiatus, I made a much-anticipated return to birding today with a visit to Old Moor, my ‘home’ RSPB reserve. It was a fairly grey January afternoon when I arrived, not too cold, but with the chance of … Continue reading

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Frampton Marsh – 15 Jul 2018

On our way home from our Norfolk Birding Weekend, Helen and I couldn’t just drive past Frampton Marsh – a reserve that we’ve visited a good many times previously and enjoyed so much! The weather has been oppressively-hot all weekend, … Continue reading

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Cley Marsh and Titchwell Marsh – 14 Jul 2018

The second day of our Norfolk Birding Weekend took us on a return visit to Cley Marsh, about twenty miles Eastwards along the North Norfolk coast from Titchwell Marsh. And if Helen and I had though it was a hot … Continue reading

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Titchwell Marsh – 13 Jul 2018

185 – Lesser Yellowlegs Helen and I have come to Norfolk this weekend, to visit some of our favourite nature reserves and do some serious birding! Today we made a much-anticipated return visit to Titchwell Marsh RSPB, which we consider … Continue reading

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Brandon Marsh & Middleton Lakes – 02 Jul 2018

184 – Wood Sandpiper∗ Yesterday I visited two nature reserves in the Midlands – Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve near Coventry, and the RSPB’s reserve at Middleton Lakes near Tamworth. I’d been to Middleton Lakes on two previous occasions, but Brandon … Continue reading

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Bempton Cliffs – 18 May 2018

I can’t remember ever writing about photography equipment in one of these blog posts before, but it was because I wanted to try-out a new lens that I decided to visit Bempton Cliffs on the Yorkshire Coast today. I’ve previously … Continue reading

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Adwick Washlands – 08 May 2018

Despite its being only about 20 miles away from home, it has been getting-on for two years since I last visited the RSPB’s Adwick Washlands reserve in the Dearne Valley, which is roughly midway between Barnsley and Doncaster, and is … Continue reading

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Harkess Rocks – Bamburgh – 02 May 2018

181 – Common Scoter 182 – Purple Sandpiper Well, it’s been a long, long time since I photographed more than one new bird in a single birding session, but that’s precisely what happened today. Helen and I are staying in … Continue reading

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Attenborough Nature Reserve – 23 Apr 2018

Today was my 300th birding excursion. Looking back over my records,  I noted that it’s almost 6 years since I started bird photography in earnest, which equates to approximately one outing per week. Currently, my total of wild birds photographed … Continue reading

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Alkborough Flats – 21 Apr 2018

Today I made a return visit to Alkborough Flats in Lincolnshire. I first visited here about a year ago and have meant to come back ever since. The reserve is only about one and a half kilometers away from Blacktoft … Continue reading

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