Staffordshire news and blogs Wednesday 24 January 2018


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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.

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‘ That was the week that was’ 

15 Feb 17

Wednesday 15th February 2017 A rather quiet period but there have been a few highlights over the last few days.

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Another day at Kingsbury/Middleton Lakes 

7 Feb 17

Tuesday 7th February 2017 A no camera day today.

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Bittern encounter 

2 Feb 17

Thursday 2nd February 2017 A day for Blogging and sorting out paperwork with the prospect of a couple of beers with my pals later.

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Only a couple to add 

31 Jan 17

Tuesday 31st January 2017 An expected addition to this year’s County list came in the form of 4 Tundra Bean geese found just up the road in fields around Seeswood pool by Dave Hutton.

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County listing 

25 Jan 17

Wednesday 25th January 2017 I’ll try and keep this County Year listing thing going in the form of a regular report.

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County Year listing 

25 Jan 17

Wednesday 25th January 2017 This week my search for birds has taken me to the North and east of Warwickshire.

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Photos from the Hairdressers 

21 Jan 17

Saturday 21st January 2017 A selection of shots of the Waxwings at Hillmorton, Rugby.

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Glaucous Gull and Bearded Tits 

18 Jan 17

Wednesday 18th January 2017 A set off with the intention of looking for a Glaucous Gull on the Bubbenhall pools but I didnt quite make it.

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Waxwings – the gathering 

3 Jan 17

3rd January 2017 News that the lone Scout Waxwing had been joined by 18 other members of its flock warranted another visit to the Triumph factory, Hinckley to check the score for myself.

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2017, Waxwing 

3 Jan 17

3rd January 2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR No Birding on New Year’s Day, now that’s a first.

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My favourite images of 2016 

1 Jan 17

1st January 2017 Some of my favourite bird images home and abroad in 2016 Bittern, Ladywalk N.

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Blue Rock Thrush in Stow on the Wold 

28 Dec 16

Wednesday 28th December 2016 A few images of the Blue Rock Thrush currently wintering in Stow on the Wold Blue rock Thrush, Stow on the Wold, Gloucs.

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T’was the week before Christmas 

23 Dec 16

Thursday 22nd December 2016 I’m delighted to report my pre- Christmas blues didn’t last very long.

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Pre-Xmas blues 

18 Dec 16

Sunday 18th December 2016 I’ve just been looking at some Blogs of the past.

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Dusky Thrush – Beeley, Derbys. 

7 Dec 16

Wednesday 7th December 2016 The lure of a Midlands tick and seeing another ‘eastern’ rarity was too strong.

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‘Masked Wagtail’ – South Wales 

5 Dec 16

Monday 5th December 2916 Travelled to South Wales today with Tony Shepard and Dave Abbott.

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Redwings arrive in the Garden 

4 Dec 16

Sunday 4th December 2016 Not much to report being preoccupied with domestic issues, but did get out for a walk around the fields near Mancetter.

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Timing is everything 

2 Dec 16

Friday 2nd December 2016 The coldest spell of the year coincided with my Boiler playing up so in trying to get it sorted there hasnt been much time for birding this week, apart from a couple of visits to Bentley wood, near Atherstone.

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Winter visitors 

28 Nov 16

Monday 28th November 2015 A round up of the past few days including a rare out of County trip.

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Week’s round up 

21 Nov 16

Sunday 20th November 2016 Untidy week really, bit of birding, bit of this and that.

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Search for a Water pipit 

8 Nov 16

Tuesday 8th Nov 2016 News that a Water pipit had been found at Draycote Water by John Judge and Bob Hazel brought about a rapid change of plans.