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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March-ing into Spring

Hello birdwatchers The sunny skies on Saturday gave us a fantastic start to the month of March when we visited YWT’s Askham Bog followed by the Lower Derwent Valley.  The water levels had receded considerably by Saturday morning but, due to time constraints, we stayed on the boardwalk at Askham Bog.

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Winter collection from D&G – 2013

Hello birdwatchers I’m just back from Start Birding’s annual winter trip to Dumfries and Galloway in south-west Scotland. This year I was joined by 8 lovely people and, once again, we stayed at the wonderful Millbrae House in Rockcliffe owned by Linda and David Birdsall. This stunning countryside is home to thousands of

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