Fight Club

Hello birdwatchers I’m breaking the first rule of Fight Club by talking about Fight Club. No, I’ve not taken up street fighting, I’m watching some local blackbirds chasing off their continental cousins on my cotoneaster tree. A flock of about 20 redwing and a handful of non British blackbirds are engaged in combat

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There’s a nip in the air!

Hello birdwatchers We’re already 3 weeks into my new programme and on the last couple of trips there has been an autumnal nip in the air. The gloves have been on this month already! My new group of birdwatchers are meeting at Hollybush Conservation Centre on Monday evenings and, so far, have

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Post Birdfair Blues

Hello birdwatchers After 3 days at Rutland Water talking to fellow birders, watching events and walking around the extensive Rutland Water reserve, I’m now back at my laptop feeling a little deflated. It has been a weekend filled with friends, old and new, and some amazing views of ospreys. The

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Spring has finally sprung (I think!)

Hello birdwatchers What a traumatic spring we’ve had so far for our migrating birds. Both incoming and outgoing birds have struggled to make their habitual journeys to their breeding grounds this year. Bird reports have been unseasonably winter-esk with long-tailed duck, smew, waxwings, redwing, fieldfare and siskins still being seen in

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