Category Archives: Birds

Three nightjar-highlights

I had three nightjar-sightings on my survey visit this year, a record for me. Continue reading

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Walbury wander

A mid-May walk from Walbury Hill, West Berkshire, in the North Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Continue reading

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Swooping sand martins

It was a long time since I had seen the sand martins at Cadover Bridge on the River Plym on south-west Dartmoor.  So, when I had a short gap between the previously-described walk over Sheepstor and the Dartmoor Preservation Association … Continue reading

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Coloured counties

I enjoyed a walk on Bredon Hill listening to birds. Continue reading

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Pooley’s peregrine

I like going to County Hall in Aylesbury in spring as there’s the chance of seeing a peregrine. Continue reading

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Jingle-jangle morning

I was up early this morning to look for corn buntings near Lodge Hill at Bledlow in the Bucks Chilterns, and was at the start of my walk by 6.30.  As I crossed the fields the skylarks were singing, with … Continue reading

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No turtle doves (but lots of warblers)

Although there were no turtle doves at Otmoor on 5 May, there were nine species of warbler, hobby, bittern and much else. Continue reading

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