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Taming of the Shrew 

21 Mar 18

21st March 2018 Quiet day today, the most exciting thing I did was taking my wellies off.

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Woodlark in North Warwickshire 

18 Mar 18

Sunday 18th March 2018 When the weather is bad – get out there.

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Not much to report 

8 Mar 18

Thursday 8th March 2018 The on going search for local birds of interest continues.

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Some you win…….. 

6 Mar 18

Tuesday 6th March 2018 After a few days of nothing much happening Warwickshire birding burst into life.

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Snow Patrol 

4 Mar 18

Sunday 4th March 2018 Couple of short local walks today starting with a stroll along the River Anker from Woodford Lane.

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Birding in the snow 

1 Mar 18

Wednesday 28th February 2018 Walks in the ‘white stuff’ have not yet produced the sought after Nutcracker, in fact they have not produced many birds at all.

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Reservoir Birds. 

23 Feb 18

Monday 19th February 2018 Blogs are rather more irregular than I would like but I’ll try to catch up with the more interesting bits but not necessarily in the right order.

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More winter birding in Warwickshire 

6 Feb 18

Tuesday 6th February 2018 Despite several visits to the Hartshill Sewage outfall site there have been no further sightings of the Firecrest by yours truely.

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Horned Lark – Staines 

28 Jan 18

Sunday 28th January 2018 Couple of shots of the Horned Lark at its winter Residence at Staines Reservoirs.

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Firecrest – a winter gem 

20 Jan 18

20th January 2018 The year continues on the slow side.

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Review of 2017 – Part 2, Warwickshire mainly 

12 Jan 18

Friday 5th January 2018 A quietish year for Western P.

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That was the year that was – 2017 

30 Dec 17

Saturday 30th Dec.2017 Annual summary of Photographic Highlights of the year 2017 Bearded Tit, Warks Grasshopper Warbler, Warks.

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Staying local 

24 Dec 17

Friday 22nd December 2017 Perseverance pays off ! I’ve been visiting a couple of local sites which seem to have potential for winter birds.

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Hawfinches mainly 

7 Dec 17

Thursday 7th December 2017 The main focus of the past 2 weeks has been the continuing search for local Hawfinches with mixed success.

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Hawfinch – Burbage, Leics. 

22 Nov 17

21st November 2017 Managed to get decent views of a single Hawfinch feeding, although I did have to travel a few miles into Leicestershire to see it.

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‘That was the week that was’ 

19 Nov 17

Friday 17th November 2017 A week when things got back to normal even though Hawfinch mania was still in vogue.

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Warwickshire on a roll. 

2 Nov 17

1st November 2017 As the events at Draycote became history, the new month began with something of a bang as far as Warwickshire Birders were concerned.

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Rare visitor to Draycote Water. 

29 Oct 17

Sunday 29th October 2017 October birding has been unusually local for me this year following the annual trip to the Shetland Isles.

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Back on the’patch’ 

13 Oct 17

Friday 13th October Both the Caldecote and Mancetter walks have been very quiet.

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The Shetland Isles – 2017 

8 Oct 17

30th Sept – 7th October 2017 After a very long drive and a good flight we, (Pete and Joy Forbes and myself) arrived at Sumburgh on the southern tip of the Shetland Isles for a week’s birding.

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Draycote Water 

27 Sep 17

Wednesday 27th Sept.

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A week in the South West- Birds edition 

21 Sep 17

Thursday 21st September 2017 Summary of an eventful couple of weeks celebrating Jan’s 70th.

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Late August 

29 Aug 17

The rest of August Apart from a fruitless twitch to Portland.

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Cornwall and Beyond 

18 Jul 17

Tuesday 18th July 2017 Not much to report on the local front but events further afield have been interesting to say the least.

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Ups and Downs 

29 Jun 17

Thursday 29th June 2017 Well, its been a while since I’ve seen much very interesting.

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Never seen that before ! 

12 May 17

Friday 12th May 2017 Not the sort of thing you expect in Warwickshire.

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Migration report – April 

5 May 17

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 Been rather too busy trying to catch up with migrants moving through or arriving at their local destinations to keep up with daily accounts -excuses, excuses.

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Migrant Fest 

19 Apr 17

Wednesday 19 th April 2017 Just a few of the birds at Middleton lakes RSPB today : Green Sandpiper, Fisher’s Mill Green winged Teal Black tailed Godwit Avocet Grasshopper warbler Grasshopper warbler Green winged Teal…

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Migration report 

18 Apr 17

Tuesday 18th April 2017 The group of Fieldfares built up to 11, last seen at Mancetter on the 14th April.

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Home and away 

14 Apr 17

Friday 14th April 2017 After a few days away in East Yorkshire it was good to have a good local bird to enjoy on the doorstep.

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Migration Report – the last couple of days 

1 Apr 17

Saturday 1st April 2017 A few local images from the last few days.

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Red necked Grebe steals the show 

28 Mar 17

Tuesday 28th March 2017 Always a bit of a dilemma.

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Garganey the highlight 

27 Mar 17

Monday 27th March 2017 After a birdingless weekend it was good to get out and about again.

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Migration Report 

23 Mar 17

Wednesday 22 Marsh 2017 It rained all day but at the end of it I’d seen a few new birds for the year.

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A gander at the Geese 

21 Mar 17

21st March 2017 Excellent couple of days Birding.

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Migration begins 

19 Mar 17

Sunday 19th March 2017 The end of last week saw a definite movement of birds across the area.

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A quiet spell 

13 Mar 17

Monday 13th March 2017 The previous week saw visits to several local sights with the hope of finding early migrants but with no success.

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New week – new birds 

20 Feb 17

Monday 20th February 2017 After a pretty inactive weekend I felt the need for a bit of a walk.

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‘ That was the week that was’ 

15 Feb 17

Wednesday 15th February 2017 A rather quiet period but there have been a few highlights over the last few days.

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Another day at Kingsbury/Middleton Lakes 

7 Feb 17

Tuesday 7th February 2017 A no camera day today.

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Bittern encounter 

2 Feb 17

Thursday 2nd February 2017 A day for Blogging and sorting out paperwork with the prospect of a couple of beers with my pals later.

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Only a couple to add 

31 Jan 17

Tuesday 31st January 2017 An expected addition to this year’s County list came in the form of 4 Tundra Bean geese found just up the road in fields around Seeswood pool by Dave Hutton.

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County listing 

25 Jan 17

Wednesday 25th January 2017 I’ll try and keep this County Year listing thing going in the form of a regular report.

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County Year listing 

25 Jan 17

Wednesday 25th January 2017 This week my search for birds has taken me to the North and east of Warwickshire.

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Photos from the Hairdressers 

21 Jan 17

Saturday 21st January 2017 A selection of shots of the Waxwings at Hillmorton, Rugby.

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Glaucous Gull and Bearded Tits 

18 Jan 17

Wednesday 18th January 2017 A set off with the intention of looking for a Glaucous Gull on the Bubbenhall pools but I didnt quite make it.

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Waxwings – the gathering 

3 Jan 17

3rd January 2017 News that the lone Scout Waxwing had been joined by 18 other members of its flock warranted another visit to the Triumph factory, Hinckley to check the score for myself.

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2017, Waxwing 

3 Jan 17

3rd January 2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR No Birding on New Year’s Day, now that’s a first.

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My favourite images of 2016 

1 Jan 17

1st January 2017 Some of my favourite bird images home and abroad in 2016 Bittern, Ladywalk N.

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Blue Rock Thrush in Stow on the Wold 

28 Dec 16

Wednesday 28th December 2016 A few images of the Blue Rock Thrush currently wintering in Stow on the Wold Blue rock Thrush, Stow on the Wold, Gloucs.