Category Archives: Birds

Bird count and path check

This is my third year of bird surveying for the River Thame Conservation Trust, and I noted the state of the paths while recording birds. Continue reading

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One bittern—or maybe more

I saw my first bittern at the Otmoor RSPB reserve. Continue reading

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John Underhill-Day, all-round naturalist

I pay tribute to my friend John Underhill-Day, an excellent all-round naturalist, who has died aged 74. Continue reading

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Counting owls

I have been doing the British Trust for Ornithology’s Tawny Owl Point Survey, near Wheeler End in Bucks. Continue reading

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Double visit for nightjars

This year I made two visits to Barossa and Poors Allotment near Camberley to count nightjars. Continue reading

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Ready for redstarts

I took a short walk down the River Lyd on Dartmoor and saw some lovely birds. Continue reading

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The sounds of Coed Rheidol

I took my visually-impaired friend Marika Kovacs for an early-morning walk to Coed Rheidol to listen to birds Continue reading

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