March 1, 2015
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‘Take me to the River’ Experience

We certainly made the best of the forecast this morning with a vast blue sky and bright sunshine, however the wind picked up throughout the morning […]
February 28, 2015
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‘Birds of a Feather’ Experience

Despite a very dodgy forecast this morning and driving through light rain to get there, the sky cleared and the sun shone on arrival at RSPB […]
February 15, 2015
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The irony would have had John Clare smiling!

When John Clare wrote ‘The Lament of Swordy Well’ personifying the quarry now known as Swaddywell, not half a mile from his cottage in Helpston, he […]
February 14, 2015

A hearty chorus for Valentine’s Day!

                        A late morning stroll through Castor Hanglands demonstrated that Valentine’s Day isn’t just a human concept. The birds were singing heartily too (how many puns […]
February 8, 2015
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What a difference a day makes

In stark contrast to yesterday, weather-wise, an afternoon walk in the winter sun along the River Soar was a real pleasure! The children also took some stunning photographs […]
February 7, 2015
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Nene Washes rocks!

          A cold winter’s walk alongside Nene Washes this afternoon with the children was rewarded with some decent sightings. In a little more than an hour, […]
February 1, 2015

Stranger things have happened….or have they?

Over my last few birding encounters, I’ve experienced a few uncanny coincidences, well that’s what I’m still trying to convince myself anyway, but they’ve certainly made […]
January 24, 2015

Back on home turf

What a day! Made it back to Norfolk to spend the day with Ron and one of his birding pals Tony, driving around the Broads and making a brief […]
January 17, 2015
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First bird watching experience

The first experience took place earlier today. It was a cold but crisp, bright morning and the conditions were absolutely perfect. The birds didn’t disappoint and were out in good numbers. Six […]