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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.


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Staying local 

24 Dec 17

Friday 22nd December 2017 Perseverance pays off ! I’ve been visiting a couple of local sites which seem to have potential for winter birds.


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Hawfinches mainly 

7 Dec 17

Thursday 7th December 2017 The main focus of the past 2 weeks has been the continuing search for local Hawfinches with mixed success.


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Hawfinch – Burbage, Leics. 

22 Nov 17

21st November 2017 Managed to get decent views of a single Hawfinch feeding, although I did have to travel a few miles into Leicestershire to see it.


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‘That was the week that was’ 

19 Nov 17

Friday 17th November 2017 A week when things got back to normal even though Hawfinch mania was still in vogue.


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Warwickshire on a roll. 

2 Nov 17

1st November 2017 As the events at Draycote became history, the new month began with something of a bang as far as Warwickshire Birders were concerned.


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Rare visitor to Draycote Water. 

29 Oct 17

Sunday 29th October 2017 October birding has been unusually local for me this year following the annual trip to the Shetland Isles.


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Back on the’patch’ 

13 Oct 17

Friday 13th October Both the Caldecote and Mancetter walks have been very quiet.


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The Shetland Isles – 2017 

8 Oct 17

30th Sept – 7th October 2017 After a very long drive and a good flight we, (Pete and Joy Forbes and myself) arrived at Sumburgh on the southern tip of the Shetland Isles for a week’s birding.


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Draycote Water 

27 Sep 17

Wednesday 27th Sept.


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A week in the South West- Birds edition 

21 Sep 17

Thursday 21st September 2017 Summary of an eventful couple of weeks celebrating Jan’s 70th.


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Late August 

29 Aug 17

The rest of August Apart from a fruitless twitch to Portland.


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Cornwall and Beyond 

18 Jul 17

Tuesday 18th July 2017 Not much to report on the local front but events further afield have been interesting to say the least.


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Ups and Downs 

29 Jun 17

Thursday 29th June 2017 Well, its been a while since I’ve seen much very interesting.


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Never seen that before ! 

12 May 17

Friday 12th May 2017 Not the sort of thing you expect in Warwickshire.


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Migration report – April 

5 May 17

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 Been rather too busy trying to catch up with migrants moving through or arriving at their local destinations to keep up with daily accounts -excuses, excuses.


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Migrant Fest 

19 Apr 17

Wednesday 19 th April 2017 Just a few of the birds at Middleton lakes RSPB today : Green Sandpiper, Fisher’s Mill Green winged Teal Black tailed Godwit Avocet Grasshopper warbler Grasshopper warbler Green winged Teal…


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Migration report 

18 Apr 17

Tuesday 18th April 2017 The group of Fieldfares built up to 11, last seen at Mancetter on the 14th April.


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Home and away 

14 Apr 17

Friday 14th April 2017 After a few days away in East Yorkshire it was good to have a good local bird to enjoy on the doorstep.


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Migration Report – the last couple of days 

1 Apr 17

Saturday 1st April 2017 A few local images from the last few days.


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Red necked Grebe steals the show 

28 Mar 17

Tuesday 28th March 2017 Always a bit of a dilemma.