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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.


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Garganey the highlight 

27 Mar 17

Monday 27th March 2017 After a birdingless weekend it was good to get out and about again.


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Migration Report 

23 Mar 17

Wednesday 22 Marsh 2017 It rained all day but at the end of it I’d seen a few new birds for the year.


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A gander at the Geese 

21 Mar 17

21st March 2017 Excellent couple of days Birding.


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Migration begins 

19 Mar 17

Sunday 19th March 2017 The end of last week saw a definite movement of birds across the area.


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A quiet spell 

13 Mar 17

Monday 13th March 2017 The previous week saw visits to several local sights with the hope of finding early migrants but with no success.


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New week – new birds 

20 Feb 17

Monday 20th February 2017 After a pretty inactive weekend I felt the need for a bit of a walk.