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Uist ringing summary – October 2010

The weather was typical for October – lots of windy days but luckily interspersed with days of sun and calm which made us say “wow, what a fabulous place!”. A Snipe turned up one afternoon and spent time happily probing the flower beds at the front. Ian was out but i managed a couple of […]

Sule Skerry!

What, you may be asking is Sule Skerry? Well, it’s a rocky outcrop 45 miles west of Stromness (Orkney) that has breeding Puffins, Guillemots, Gannets and Shags. The Sule Skerry Ringing Group have been visiting and monitoring and ringing birds there for the last 35 years – the expedition is every other year and i’d […]

Amwell, birding

A very very cold day but the sun was shining and we didn’t venture out until 1pm. Amwell is always a good place in winter to see Smew so we were pretty hopeful about seeing our first one this winter. There was reported to be a Red-crested Pochard around and Jack Snipe. On the main […]

Norfolk birding

Whatever the time of year i love Norfolk. Thought i would take the opportunity to go birding there today, plan to be away next weekend and from then on until into the new year i’ll be working Saturdays. We made the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes reserve the first stop as there had been reports […]

Amwell birding

After a successful interview at Marks and Spencer this morning it was home for a quick lunch then off to Amwell to see what was about. Just the usual stuff, but always nice to get out into the fresh air and bird. What is the usual stuff for Amwell? Great-crested Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey […]