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Starting to start 

13 Aug 18

13th August 2018 The first signs of return migration : Swifts disappearing, Wood Sandpipers and other waders appearing at local lakes and the first few Redstarts and Whinchats turning up at traditional local hotspots.


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Menorca, August 2018 

8 Aug 18

My wife, Jan’s birthday was the excuse for a family holiday in Menorca, Spain.


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Still very quiet 

16 Jul 18

Saturday 14th July 2018 Lethergy rules.


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Night of the Owls 

2 Jul 18

Saturday 30th June 2018 Extraordinary events this evening.


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The Dolomites – Northern Italy 

28 Jun 18

Sunday 24th June 2018 Hardly time to unpack before jetting off again on a very different trip.


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Kazakhstan – June 2018 

11 Jun 18

Monday 11th June 2018 After a relatively quiet spell of local birding.


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A few sites in N.Warks 

2 May 18

Tuesday 1st May 2018 Started the day with the short walk ‘up the hill’ at Mancetter but saw nothing of particular interest.


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Whinchat at Alvecote 

27 Apr 18

Friday 27th April 2018 A few images of a Whinchat at Alvecote pools in the rain this morning.


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More Garganey images from Alvecote 

27 Apr 18

Thursday 26th April 2018 Garganey, Alvecote Pools Garganey…


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Good movement of incoming Migrants 

22 Apr 18

Sunday 22nd April 2018 The pace has clearly picked up with the improvement in the weather.


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The flow of migrants increases 

19 Apr 18

Thursday19th April 2018 Having been held back by a cold, wet early April the arrival rate of Migrant birds is picking up.


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Migration update 

9 Apr 18

Monday 9th April 2018 Largely uneventful week.


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Still waiting for signs of Migration ! 

27 Mar 18

Monday 26th March 2018 Generally quiet week.


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Taming of the Shrew 

21 Mar 18

21st March 2018 Quiet day today, the most exciting thing I did was taking my wellies off.


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Woodlark in North Warwickshire 

18 Mar 18

Sunday 18th March 2018 When the weather is bad – get out there.


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Not much to report 

8 Mar 18

Thursday 8th March 2018 The on going search for local birds of interest continues.


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Some you win…….. 

6 Mar 18

Tuesday 6th March 2018 After a few days of nothing much happening Warwickshire birding burst into life.


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Snow Patrol 

4 Mar 18

Sunday 4th March 2018 Couple of short local walks today starting with a stroll along the River Anker from Woodford Lane.


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Birding in the snow 

1 Mar 18

Wednesday 28th February 2018 Walks in the ‘white stuff’ have not yet produced the sought after Nutcracker, in fact they have not produced many birds at all.


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Reservoir Birds. 

23 Feb 18

Monday 19th February 2018 Blogs are rather more irregular than I would like but I’ll try to catch up with the more interesting bits but not necessarily in the right order.


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More winter birding in Warwickshire 

6 Feb 18

Tuesday 6th February 2018 Despite several visits to the Hartshill Sewage outfall site there have been no further sightings of the Firecrest by yours truely.


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Horned Lark – Staines 

28 Jan 18

Sunday 28th January 2018 Couple of shots of the Horned Lark at its winter Residence at Staines Reservoirs.


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Firecrest – a winter gem 

20 Jan 18

20th January 2018 The year continues on the slow side.


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Review of 2017 – Part 2, Warwickshire mainly 

12 Jan 18

Friday 5th January 2018 A quietish year for Western P.


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That was the year that was – 2017 

30 Dec 17

Saturday 30th Dec.2017 Annual summary of Photographic Highlights of the year 2017 Bearded Tit, Warks Grasshopper Warbler, Warks.