Little gems close to Leeds

It’s a crisp, sunny day in mid-January and I’m watching the birds in my garden. It’s been relatively mild over the winter months so far and there is still plenty of natural food available. This is quite unusual for January when food is usually scarce. Fewer siskin, redpoll and brambling

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Movement and migration

The evenings are really drawing in now and, as autumn and winter are my favourite birding seasons, I’m listening with longing for the sound of returning flocks of pink-footed geese flying over my house. Autumn is the time when our coastlines and wetlands begin to fill with flocks of wildfowl

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Happy new year

Hello birdwatchers Happy New Year! Traditionally, New Year’s Day is when birders go outdoors to get a good start to their year list. I’ve always like to have a lie in after celebrations the night before so I tend to start off my list with birds from my garden and

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One-to-One Tuition

Summer or Autumn?

Now that the Leeds Birdfair is over I’m looking forward to enjoying the summer months although, as a birder, my July and August is spent watching the beginning of the outward migration, when birds begin to move away from their breeding grounds in the north. For a birder, autumn has

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