Summer with Start Birding

Well what a changeable season we have had so far! The theme of low temperatures and torrential rain has continued into summer with only the occasional few days of sunshine. As we await the news of how this record breaking spring and summer has affected the breeding success of British birds, I’ve

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Mad May and June Jitters

To say that May has been a bit mad would be a bit of an understatement. June has also kept me on my toes with more weekends away, walks, surveys and reconnaissance trips for my next programme of events. Since my last post, my birdwatching walks have included evenings at Timble Ings and Folly Hall

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Hosepipe bans and floods

After the Environment Agency announced that half of the UK is now under drought conditions, finding swollen rivers and flooded nature reserves around Leeds and York just goes to show how much rain has fallen over the last couple of weeks. I hope that water levels are now improving at nearby

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Snow, sun and showers!

Well, what a changeable start we’ve had to April with snow, chilly winds, hail storms and rain interspersed with warm sunshine. I hope that you’ve all managed to get out and enjoy the arrival of our early spring migrants without getting caught out by the weather. Over the last couple

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Bloggers block!

Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours left in the day to blog when there are so many demands on your time. January, February and March have been very busy months filled with an intensive period of work; birthday celebrations with family and friends and looking after a very sick, and much loved, pet. I’m

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