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Kinver Canal 

27 May 18

We fancied a nice walk this week, so opted for our favourite and parked up in Kinver at the Vine and strolled off down the canal.


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Romania with Naturetrek – Part 4 

25 May 18

So it was with sadness that we left our house boat in Tulcea, we headed off to the Black Sea coast for the day, whilst our luggage headed to another guest house in Tulcea.


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Romania with Naturetrek – Part 3, The Danube Delta 

22 May 18

An early start saw us leave Zarnesti, heading for Tulcea a port on the Danube, where our House Boat for four nights and the gateway into the Delta awaited.


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Romania with Naturetrek – Part 2 

20 May 18

So Day 3 too us to the Piatra Craiului National Park, we started with a drive up a gorge, finally stopping and walking the rest of the way, this was a gentle climb up, where we saw many Grey Wagtail, our first ever Wood Warbler, that proved to …


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Romania with Naturetrek – Part 1 

18 May 18

We have just returned from a 10 day trip with Naturetrek to Romania.


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Chester Zoo 

17 Apr 18

Being controversial here, not everyone will agree with our views, but here goes…


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A Lovely Sunny April Afternoon at Upton Warren 

6 Apr 18

After a month devoid of birding for various reasons, we made a welcome return to Upton Warren on Thursday.


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Attingham Park, Shropshire 

25 Feb 18

Our winter visit to Attingham for the Snowdrops and a lovely walk took place on Thursday, it was a bit of a dull and cold afternoon, but the Snowdrops still looked fantastic and there were plenty of birds about too.


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Cairngorms 

21 Feb 18

After a week on the west coast of Scotland, we had a brilliant weekend in Edinburgh with our daughter, before travelling north and stopping in Tomintoul for 5 nights.


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Pine Marten Video 

21 Feb 18

As an after thought here’s a bit of video…


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Scotland West Coast, Lochaber Area and Pine Martens! 

21 Feb 18

We decided to explore somewhere new in Scotland this winter and stay on the coast, west of Fort William at Glenuig.


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Norfolk Parts 2 & 3! 

18 Feb 18

I never got around to continuing with Norfolk, as we scooted off up to Scotland for a couple of weeks, so I will condense parts two and three into one, so that I can get on with the Scottish stuff.


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Norfolk – Mid January – Part 1 of 3 

31 Jan 18

We normally go to Norfolk in November each year, with the main feature being the huge flocks of Pink-footed Geese that can be seen, especially arriving at dusk at Holkham.


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Bewdley – Hawfinches 

16 Jan 18

While we were at Upton Warren last Thursday, we got chatting as you do, with another birder, who pointed us in the direction of the Treecreeper whose photograph I included in my last post.


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First Visit to Upton for 2018 

16 Jan 18

Had a very pleasant but very cold afternoon at Upton on Thursday with out friends Tim Wendy.


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Garden Visitor! 

23 Dec 17

A nice garden visitor yesterday.


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The Last Leg – Hong Kong & River Dolphins! 

19 Dec 17

Perhaps after 7 weeks away Hong Kong was a city too far! But nevertheless we made the most of our two nights there.


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New Zealand Part 6 – Dunedin and Albatross! 

18 Dec 17

We left Milford Sound in the rain, and had another long drive to Dunedin.


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New Zealand Part 5 – Milford Sound 

17 Dec 17

Another long drive took us from Queenstown to Milford Sound.


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New Zealand Part 4 – Queenstown 

16 Dec 17

From Franz Josef we travelled across to Queenstown, with a few stops on the way.


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New Zealand Part 3 – Franz Josef 

15 Dec 17

We left Rotorua, drove back to Auckland (after some shenanigans) and flew down to Christchurch were we stopped overnight before boarding the Trans-alpine Train up to Arthur’s Pass.


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New Zealand Part 2 – Rotorua 

14 Dec 17

It was a long drive down from the Bay of Islands to Rotorua, but what an amazing place, didn’t know what to expect, but the clouds of steam and smell of sulphur were all around town.


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New Zealand Part 1 – Bay of Islands 

12 Dec 17

We started the New Zealand leg of our trip by flying in to Auckland from Sydney.


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Australia Part 8 – Sydney 

10 Dec 17

So the last post for Australia.


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Australia Part 7 – Karunda & The Great Barrier Reef 

9 Dec 17

For part 7 we are still in Cairns but with the aforementioned trips to Karunda and The Great Barrier Reef.