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Old Moor – 19 Apr 2018

It was Old Moor that I visited today, on a scorching hot day. The temperature was up about 28°C and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. It was only about four weeks ago that we had heavy snow – … Continue reading

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Frampton Marsh – 16 Apr 2018

Frampton Marsh, near Boston in Lincolnshire, is easily one of the best RSPB reserves I’ve ever visited, and definitely belongs in my ‘top-triumvirate’ favourite reserves along with Titchwell Marsh and Minsmere. Frampton is about 80 miles away from home for … Continue reading

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Blacktoft Sands – 05 April 2018

It was back to Blacktoft today, for the first time since January 7th. It was a beautiful and sunny, Spring day – easily the nicest weather of the year so far! After all the rotten weather we’ve been having over … Continue reading

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Middleton Lakes – 04 Mar 2018

Today I made a much-anticipated return visit to the RSPB’s reserve at Middleton Lakes, near Tamworth in Warwickshire. It was a balmy July afternoon when Helen and I paid our first visit there last year. Conditions were somewhat different today … Continue reading

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Attenborough Nature Reserve – 03 Mar 2018

It’s been over two years since my last visit to Attenborough Nature Reserve near Nottingham. It was a freezing-cold Wintery day today, with snow still lying on the ground following the ‘Beast from the East’ freezing spell Britain has been … Continue reading

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Old Moor – 16 Feb 2018

My secong birding trip in as many days took me back to Old Moor for the first time in about five months. It was good to be back at what I consider to be my ‘home’ reserve. It was a … Continue reading

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North Cave – 15 Feb 2018

179 – Green Winged Teal Helen and I made a short visit to North Cave Wetlands today – our first visit there for about eighteen months. It was a sunny (but windy) February day, so we went wrapped-up warmly against … Continue reading

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Blacktoft Sands – 07 Jan 2018

After a three month hiatus in our birding trips, Helen and I made a very welcome visit to Blacktoft Sands today. It was a beautiful (if cold) January afternoon, with barely a cloud in the sky. On arrival we discovered … Continue reading

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Old Moor – 28 Sep 2017

It was a beautiful, sunny, late-Summer day today and I was lucky enough to be able to spend an hour at Old Moor this afternoon. With only an hour available to me, I had to choose between Green Lane and … Continue reading

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Harewood Estate – 15 Sep 2017

Helen and I were staying in Leeds last night and today we took the opportunity to visit Harewood, a few miles to the North of the city, in order to look for the Red Kites, for which the area is … Continue reading

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